Civil Rights Movement Art

The Art of a Freedom Movement

This page is for art works related to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1950-1960s. Please send images of Civil Rights Movement art to

See also Charlotta Janssen Paintings



Mrs. Fannie Lee Chaney (mother of James Chaney)
Alabama Street, San Francisco
Shepard Fairley, 2016

The Return Of The Soldier by Charles White. 1946


Awaken from the Unknowing, by Charles White. 1946


The Prints of Elizabeth Catlett


I Have Studied in Ever Increasing Numbers


I Have Special Reservations

My Role Has Been Important in the
Struggle to Organize the Unorganized


My Reward Has Been Bars


Civil Rights Congress

And a Special Fear for My Loved Ones

Walking, Charles Henry Alston. 1958


The Clinton 12
First students to desegregate a state-supported high school in the South
Sculptor: William F. (Bill) Duffy, 2007
Green McAdoo Cultural Center & Museum
Clinton, Tennessee (USA).


Testament by John and Kathy Deering
Little Rock, 2005


Racism/Incident at Little Rock
Domingo Ulloa, 1957

Soldiers and Students, by Jacob Lawrence. 1962


The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell. 1964.

The Greensboro Four, Technical State University
Sculptor not identified.


Albany Civil Rights Memorial
Charles Sherrod Civil Rights Park, Albany, GA
Sculptor not identified.


Martin Luther King National Historic Site, Atlanta
Artist: Louis Delsarte


Martin Luther King National Historic Site, Atlanta
Artist: Louis Delsarte


Virginia Civil Rights Memorial, Richmond VA
Stanely Bleifeld, 2009

Barbara Johns & Moton High student strikers
Stanely Bleifeld, 2009
Virginia Civil Rights Memorial, Richmond VA


Based on the sign in the Hattiesburg MS voter registration office.
Artist: Unidentified.


Mural Birmingham Civil Rights Institute
Artist: Not identified
Birmingham, AL

Foot Soldiers of the Birmingham Civil Rights Movement
Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama
Sculptor: Not identified

Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama
Sculptor: Not identified


Detail of above.

The Kneeling Ministers by Raymond Kasky.
Kelly Ingram Park, Birmingham, Alabama Rev. John Porter, Rev. Nelson Smith Jr, Rev. A.D. King
Just before being arrested, April 7, 1963


Civil Rights Movement by Kalammeh


Mural near National Civil Rights Museum
Memphis, TN
Artist: Not identified.

National Civil Rights Museum
Sculptor: StudioEIS


National Civil Rights Museum, Lorraine Motel
Artist: Not identified

Civil Rights Martyrs Memorial, by Maya Lin. 1989
Southern Poverty Law Center
Montgomery, AL


Street mural, artist unidentified
Philadelphia, PA

Mural commemorating "Bloody Sunday," artist unidentified
Building at the foot of the Edmund Pettus Bridge
Selma, AL


Wells Fargo Civil Rights mural, 2014
Artist: Vincent Morgan
Montgomery, AL

Wells Fargo Civil Rights mural, Memphis TN. Artist: Not identified

St. Augustine Foot Soldiers Monument
Brian Owens, 2011
St. Augustine, FL


Fill the Jails, by Claire O'Connor. 2014
Freedom Rider mug shots
Collection of Claude LeFrambois, Montreal Quebec

Mural, Alabama State University, Montgomery. Artist: Not identified

Dream, by Michael Florin Dente. Portland Oregon

We March for Civil Rights, by Tuwanda Harmon. 2013



Martin Luther King Memorial, San Francisco, CA
Sculptor Houston Conwill, Poet Estella Majoza and Architect Joseph De Pace.




Stand up for the Freedom Democrats

MFDP or SNCC poster
Artist name illegible.



Claudette Colvin
Artist: Not identified
Elizabeth Street, New York City


Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, the Legacy of Hope
Artist: Charles Bibbs


Rosa Parks
Sculptor: Eugene Daub, 2013
National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol
Washington, DC


Rosa Parks
Artist: Lava Thomas
Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott


Jo Ann Robinson
Artist: Lava Thomas
Mugshot Portraits: Women of the Montgomery Bus Boycott


Teacher & Civil rights leader Septima Clark
NAACP, SCLC, Highlander
Artist: not identified.


Drawing of Septima Clark teaching literacy in citizenship classes
Artist: Not identified



Oretha Castle Haley, New Orleans CORE
Artist: Jessica Strahan

Hosea Williams (SCLC) Mural ~ Atlanta GA.
Artist: Not identified.

Unite by Barbara Jones-Hogu


Ella Baker
Poor Peoples Campaign banner
Created by Phoebe Rotter of Black Lives Matter
Vermont 2018


Movement Drawings of Frank Cieciorka, SNCC


Mississippi Freedom Labor Union (MFLU)


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