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Taking a Stand: African American Civil Rights Movement

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This collection brings together photographs, objects, films, articles and more - pinpoint milestones in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Section topics include: Brown vs. Board; Freedom Rides; the Selma to Montgomery March; and additional figures and events in the African American Civil Rights Movement. Each section is introduced with a standalone text tile that summarizes the resources held within the section.

By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.


Ida B. Wells-Barnett

National Portrait Gallery

Booker T. Washington

National Portrait Gallery

Marcus Mosiah Garvey

National Portrait Gallery

James Weldon Johnson

National Portrait Gallery

Marian Anderson in Concert

Smithsonian Channel

Asa Philip Randolph

National Portrait Gallery

Lena Horne

National Portrait Gallery

Odetta

National Portrait Gallery

Photograph of Emmett Till with his mother, Mamie Till Mobley

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Photograph of women activists with signs for voter registration

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Mahalia Jackson

National Portrait Gallery

James Meredith Graduating, University of Mississippi at Oxford

National Museum of African American History and Culture

Malcolm X

National Portrait Gallery

Medgar Evers and Roy Wilkins

National Portrait Gallery

James Baldwin

National Portrait Gallery

Richard and Mildred Loving

National Portrait Gallery

Fannie Lou Hamer

National Portrait Gallery

The March on Washington

Smithsonian Education

March on Washington

National Museum of African American History and Culture