In Their Words: Martin Luther King Jr.
- Walgreens (Nashville) lunch counter sit-in, 1960 — Share the History Love... Rodney Powell (standing) talks with other sit-in participants at Walgreens drugstore in Nashville, Tennessee on March 25, 1960. On February 13, 1960, members of the Nashville Student Movement and the Nashville Christian Leadership Council began a campaign of sit-ins at “whites only” lunch counters in Nashville stores. Their goal was to end [...]
- Viewing a bomb-damaged home, 1963 — Share the History Love... Birmingham, Alabama residents viewing the bomb-damaged home of Arthur Shores, an attorney with the NAACP, on September 5, 1963. Shores’ campaign in 1963 to integrate the Birmingham public schools brought violence to him and other residents. Shore’s home was fire-bombed on August 20 and September 4 in retaliation for black parents [...]
- 10 Mile March for freedom, 1964 — Share the History Love... Public accommodations, open housing, educational opportunities, and jobs were at the forefront of the modern United States Civil Rights movement. By the 1960s, there were institutions, organizations, individuals, legislation, and activities throughout the country that had become synonymous with the movement. In this photograph, Civil Rights activists conduct a 10 mile [...]
- Fair housing protest in Seattle, 1964 — Share the History Love... Fair housing protest which confronted racial discrimination in housing sales in Seattle, Washington, 1964. Share the History Love... [...]
- March on Washington signs, 1963 — Share the History Love... Signs carried by many marchers, during the March on Washington, on August 28, 1963. Share the History Love... [...]