People work in the NAACP branch office in Detroit, Michigan, in the 1940s.
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 racial segregation at lunch […]
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 registering their children at […]
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 march for freedom in […]
Scouts and guides of the Army of the Potomac at winter quarters at Brandy Station in March 1864. Standing, left to right: James Doughty, James Cammack (?), unknown, Henry W. Dodd, unknown, unknown. Seated: John M. Irby, Lt. Robert Klein (probably Sergeant Milton Cline), Dan Cole. On ground: Dan Plew, Lt. Klein’s son, W. J. […]
Union Army brass band posed and playing atop Lookout Mountain in 1864. The Tennessee River is in the background. Lookout Mountain was the home of the 1863 Battle of Lookout Mountain during the Chattanooga Campaign. Maj. Gen. Joseph Hooker led the Union forces in an attack against Confederate forces commanded by Maj. Gen. Carter L. […]