Civil Rights Movement Photographs
Before I'll Be a Slave
I'll Be Buried in My Grave


Cortland Cox, Phyllis Cunningham, and Worth Long at SNCC's Waveland conference, November 1964.


William Porter, Ralph Featherstone, Ella Baker, and Cynthia Washington at SNCC meeting. Waveland, MS, November, 1964


SNCC organizers (from left): Jim Forman, Cleveland Sellers, Ruby Doris Robinson, Stokely Carmichael. Probably 1966.


Mrs. Hamer addressing a support rally for the MFDP MFDP Congressional Challenge in Washington DC, September 1965.


Mississippi Freedom Labor Union, 1965

On strike. Shaw, MS.



Jackson MS Protests, 1965


Marvin Wilson, 11, leads workshop on nonviolent tactics in preparation for demonstrations in Jackson. Black students were the backbone of street demonstrations.


Jackson MS protesters caged and hauled off incarceration at the fair grounds, 1965



The Black Panther in Lowndes County, AL


Lowndes County freedom house and LCFO headquarters. From left to right, SNCC workers, unidentified, Michael (Oshoosi) Wright, and Jennifer Lawson.


Rush-hour in Lowndes County AL.
Stokely Carmichael of SNCC canvassing for voter registration.



Homeland defense in Lowndes County.


Interior panel of brochure for the Lowndes County (Alabama) Freedom Organization (LCFO), Fall 1966, from the H.K. Yuen Archive, U.C. Berkeley.

SNCC's Stokely Carmichael working to build the Lowndes County
Freedom Organization (LCFO). 1965.


SNCC workers Jimmy Rogers (left), Ruby Sales, unidentified, and Gloria Larry at the September 1965 murder trial of Tom Coleman for the assasination of Jonathan Daniels in August.


LCFO Candidate Nominating Convention, 1966


LCFO campaign flyers — 1966.


Lining up to vote for LCFO candidates, November 1966


Julian Bond Denied Seat in GA Legislature January 1966


Julian Bond denied his seat in the Georgia legislature because he opposes the Vietnam War.


Break-away protesters try to force their way into Georgia legislature to protest refusal to seat Julian Bond.


Julian Bond finally takes his seat in the Assembly, January, 1967.


Peachtree Alabama (Wilcox County), May 1966
Afro-Americans vote for the first time in their lives


Tuskegee, 1966


Stokely Carmichael of SNCC handing out anti-Vietnam War flyers. Tuskegee, 1966


Protesting the killing of Sammy Younge, January, 1966. SNCC worker Michael Wright in foreground (with hat).


Greenville Air Force Base Occupation, January 1966


Delta Ministry office on Mobile St. in Hattiesburg MS, 1965. The COFO office was across the street, the NAACP next door, and the MFDP around the corner.


Vernon Dahmer home after KKK attack, January 1966


Black Power!


Greenwood MS, 1966, on the Meredith March. SNCC Chairman Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) calls for "Black Power."

Stokely Carmichael (Kwame Ture) addresses Florida A&M students on Black Power. 1967.

Black Power at U.C. Berkeley 1966. On stage Ron Bridgeforth and Stokely Carmichael of SNCC, unidentified, James Bevel (SCLC) seated.


Marching From Bogalusa to Baton Rouge — 1967

On the march in Louisiana. Freedom marchers cross the Amite river on their way from Bogalusa to the state capitol in Baton Rouge. After repeated attacks by the KKK, the Governor is forced to provide National Guard and state troopers to protect the demonstrators on their 10-day march.




Hell No! We Won't Go!


Spring Mobilization to End the War in Vietnam. New York City, April 15, 1967. The first 100,000+ mass march against the war. Many Freedom Movement activists played key roles in organizing it.


Protesting the War in Vietnam, Assembly of Unrepresented People, Washington DC, August 6, 1965. Dave Dellinger, Staughton Lynd, Bob Moses splashed with red paint by pro-war provacateur.

SNCC leader Cleveland Sellers outside Atlanta induction center after refusing the draft.


Dr. King addressing an anti-war meeting, Washington DC, February 6, 1968.


Keep on Keeping On


Rev. Richard Boone, Lula Williams, and Roosevelt Barnett of SCLC canvasing the Newton community in Montgomery County to win access to federal food stamps, 1967.


Ms. Ella Baker, Harlem news conference, Jan. 1968

Mrs. Hamer leads singing at 1969 MFDP rally in Holmes County courthouse.
The first time since Reconstruction that Blacks are allowed to use it for a political meeting.

Civil Rights Movement -- Images of a Peoples' Movement



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