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Photo of the Day – 11/20/17 (“March Organizers”, 1963)

Daily Photo — “March Organizers, 1963”

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The March on Washington in August, 1963 was a landmark event in the history of the Civil Rights movement, and probably best known for the keynote “I Have a Dream” speech by the Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.  Pictured here are many of the speakers, and men behind the scenes in organizing this historical event.

August 1963. “Group portrait of several of the organizers of the March on Washington, among them: Mathew Ahmann, Rabbi Joachim Prinz, John Lewis, the Rev. Eugene Carson Blake, Whitney Young, A. Philip Randolph, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., and Roy Wilkins.” Photo by Stanley Tetrick for the Look magazine assignment “Negro march on Washington, D.C.”. 

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Posted by on November 20, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 01/06/17 (“Klan v. Police”, 1992)

Daily Photo — “Klan v. Police, 1992”

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Given the current state of affairs regarding Civil Rights, the police, and racial tensions in general this is a very interesting and rich photograph for discussion and analysis. Take in the photo as a whole, with context, and then even the details such as the reflection itself and the expression on the officer’s face.

1992. A young boy in KKK robes sees his reflection in a riot shield held by an African-American state trooper. Taken in Gainesville, Ga. by Todd Robertson. 

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Posted by on January 6, 2017 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/28/16 (“Race Mixing”, 1959)

Daily Photo — “Race Mixing, 1959”

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August 20, 1959. “Little Rock, Arkansas. Rally at State Capitol. Group protesting admission of the ‘Little Rock Nine’ to Central High School.” Photo by John T. Bledsoe. U.S. News & World Report Photograph Collection, Library of Congress.
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Posted by on November 28, 2016 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 11/17/15 (“Rebellion”, 1964)

Daily Photo — “Rebellion, 1964”

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1964. “Cecil Williams, civil rights photographer in the segregated South”.
Cecil Williams, the subject of this photo] was there during the 1960s sit-ins, during Harvey Gantt’s desegregation of Clemson University, during the strike of hospital workers in Charleston, during the shooting and killing of S.C. State University students in the Orangeburg Massacre. … Williams’ work forms one of the nation’s most comprehensive photo collections on the civil rights era. His photos have been published in 128 books, hundreds of newspapers and included in 14 television documentaries. … [He] began his photography career at the age of 9 with a hand-me-down camera. The Rev. I. DeQuincey Newman, field director for the NAACP, would fetch Williams from school so that the teen could document civil rights events. A Williams photo recording black students barred from worship by a white church elder made its way around the world. (Mine)

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Posted by on November 17, 2015 in Daily Photo

 

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Art of the Day – 1/14/14 (The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell)

Daily Artwork — “The Problem We All Live With, Norman Rockwell, 1964”

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1964 — The Problem We All Live With. Oil on Canvas. Social Realism style. Norman Rockwell (1894 – 1978). Private collection.

“An iconic image of the civil rights movement in the United States, it depicts Ruby Bridges, a six-year-old African-American girl, on her way in to an all-white public school in New Orleans on November 14, 1960 during the process of racial desegregation. Because of threats and violence against her, she is escorted by four U.S. Deputy Marshals; the painting is framed such that the marshals’ heads are cropped at the shoulders.On the wall behind her is written the racial slur “nigger” and the letters “KKK”; a smashed tomato thrown at Bridges is also visible. The white crowd is not visible, as the viewer is looking at the scene from their point of view. The painting was originally published as a centerfold in the January 14, 1964 issue of Look.” (Wikipaintings)
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Posted by on January 14, 2014 in Daily Art

 

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Photo of the Day – 12/3/13 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Arrested for “Loitering”, 1958)

Daily Photo — “Martin Luther King, Jr. Arrested for “Loitering”, 1958, Montgomery, AL”

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Posted by on December 3, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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Photo of the Day – 5/20/13 (School Integration)

Daily Photo — “School Integration”

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In July 1955, six black children attended school at Griffin elementary, a rural one-room schoolhouse in Monticello, Kentucky.  It was the first school in Kentucky to integrate, and some believe it was the first in the nation to integrate after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling that May.

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Posted by on May 20, 2013 in Daily Photo

 

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