Civil Rights Movement

1954-1968

Civil Rights Leaders marching from Washington DC!
More than 250,000 civil rights advocates showed up at this peaceful march to support unity, jobs, and a new Civil Rights bill being proposed by President Kennedy. Television viewers nationwide watched African Americans and whites march together, united behind a common cause. Songs and speeches at this march included Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
L-R Foreground: Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson. Background: unidentified, Andy Biemiller, Dorothy Height, A. Philip Randolph.
Catholic Interacial Council marches with signs of support (civil rights, social protests, race relations, African Americans)
Reverend King exiting plane with the Reverend Edward Stovall of Berkeley (Chairman of the California Christian Leadership Conference), and th Reverend Booker Anderson of Richmond.
Joe Louis, former heavyweight champion boxer, speaks to Jane [his wife?] during press conference. Speaks to reporters.
L-R Foreground: Martin Luther King, Jr., President Lyndon B. Johnson. Background: unidentified, Andy Biemiller, Dorothy Height, A. Philip Randolph.
Inside this bus on December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a soft-spoken African-American seamstress, refused to give up her seat to a white man, breaking existing segregation laws.
Views of a man walking to one side of the marchers and carrying a sign in support of Barry Goldwater.
Views of a large crowd gathered around a stage to hear people speak.
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