Civil Rights Movement Photographs
"A band of brothers and sisters in a circle of trust"

"The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the moment we break faith with one another, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out." — James Baldwin

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Albany State College Civil Rights Activists, 1961 [PDF]

Alabama Dossier Cards targeting activists


Julian Aaron, CORE Freedom Rider.

Ralph Abernathy, SCLC.

Arvenna Adams with Hollis Watkins.

Louis Allen

Thomas Armstrong, Freedom Rider

Bulah Mae Ayers, editor "Benton County Freedom Train," MS, 1964


Ella Baker. Our guide, our mentor, our example.


Three justice & freedom warriors
Willie (Wazir) Peacock
Sam Block
Miss. Ella Baker


Marion Barry, SNCC


Randy Battle, SNCC

James Batts, Benton Country, MS, 1964


Harry Belafonte, 1968


Fay Bellamy, SNCC


Jim "Arkansas" Benston, SNCC & SCLC (AKA "Strider") on the Selma to Montgomery March.

James Bevel, SNCC & SCLC.


Mike Bibler and Willie Kinkaid, SCLC


Unita Blackwell speaking to U.S. Senate hearing on poverty in Jackson, Mississippi, April, 1967


Sam Block, SNCC, 1964.

Paul & Pat Bokulich, SCLC, Greene Co. AL

Julian Bond, SNCC, 1963.

Chuck Bonner
Selma student leader, 1963.


Rev. Richard Boone, SCLC.

Ann and Carl Braden, SCEF, Birmingham, 1962

Carl Braden, SCEF

Janet Braun-Reinitz, Freedom Rider

Ethel Brooks, Wilcox Co. AL


H. Rap Brown (Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin). SNCC.

Jim Bullock, SCLC. On the line in Grenada MS. 1966.

Gordon Carey, CORE


  Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture), SNCC. City College of New York. 1968


Oretha Castle Haley
New Orleans CORE


Septima Clark, SCLC.


Alma Mitchell Carnegie, COFO, Holmes County, MS.

Jack Chatfield, SNCC, Southwest GA.

Frank Cieciorka, Mississippi & Arkansas, 1964.

Charlie Cobb, SNCC, 1966.

Dorothy Cotton, SCLC.

R.B. Cottonreader, SCLC. Mugshot, Grenada, MS. 1966.

Catherine Crowell, Director, Meridian MS COFO/MFDP. 1965.


Connie Curry, SNCC, NSA, AFSC.

Vernon Dahmer, Forrest County, MS. 1964


CORE leader Dave Dennis.


Mrs. Annie Devine, COFO

Dion Diamond, CORE. Freedom Rider mugshot, Jackson, MS. 1961.

James Dumbrowski, SCEF. Birmingham, 1962

Ernestyne Evans, Benton Country, MS, 1964

Genieval Evans, Benton Country, MS, 1964


NAACP leader Medgar Evers, Jackson MS. 1963.

James Farmer, CORE.


Ralph Featherstone, SNCC, 1967.

Mimi Feingold, CORE Freedom Rider

Robert Filner, Freedom Rider

Bob Fletcher, SNCC Photographer, MS, 1966

Jim Forman, SNCC.

Jo Freeman, SCLC. Meredith Mississippi March, 1966.


Hardy Frye of SNCC and Freedom Summer volunteer Bob Feinglass, Holly Springs, 1964.

Gwen Gillion, SNCC

Thomas Gilmore (right).
First Black sheriff elected in Greene County AL. 1971.
Rev. William Branch (left).
First Black probate judge elected in Greene County AL. 1971.


Miriam Cohen Glickman, SNCC.


Victoria Jackson Gray, SNCC & MFDP.


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