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West Berlin • Germany

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Silver gelatin photograh featuring an image of an American soldier shown in American sector of West Berlin in full-gear and three soldiers in a U.S. Army Jeep to his proper right.

Horace Henry

National Museum of African American History and Culture
This back and white image is of the photographer Horace C. Henry who captured the first commemorative event on Martin Luther King's birthday in 1969. Henry is directly facing the camera, wearing glasses and has his head bent toward his folded hands. This image also includes Horace Henry's brief biography. It includes quotes from Henry, his educational background, and the types of techniques he uses. The text takes up the majority of the proper right of the page and the image of Henry is on the proper left. The back of the photograph is blank.

Ku Klux Klan Night Hawk robe used by Stetson Kennedy

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A Ku Klux Klan (KKK) robe (a) with belt (b), associated with 2011.144.2.2ab, a hood and mask with a liner, worn by the Night Hawk rank officers whose main role is to act as security at "klonvocations." The Night Hawk's robe is usually shorter so as to allow easier movement. This particular Night Hawk robe was owned by writer and human rights activist Stetson Kennedy, who infiltrated the KKK in the 1940s, exposing its secrets to authorities and the outside world. The navy blue cotton calf-length robe has has full length straight sleeves.The robe is collarless and has an attached cape that fully drapes over the front of the shoulders. There are five (5) black plastic snap fasteners sewn on to the center front button band from the collar to the waist. Over the proper right breast is a machine embroidered rayon patch of a white skull outlined in black with the letters [KKK] embroidered in red on the forehead of the skull. Over the proper left breast is a machine embroidered rayon patch of a white cross outlined in black against a red background with a “blood drop” positioned vertically in the center of the cross. The black lines on the patch are four K’s arranged to look like a cross. The design is typically referred to as the "Mystic Insignia of a Klansman" (MIOAK). The interior of the hem is reinforced with white, cotton tape. The robe is not lined.

The belt is made of the same plain, navy blue cotton fabric as the robe, and has been hemmed down the length of the belt and at both ends.

Ticket stub for Washington, DC to Montgomery, AL for Selma-Montgomery March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A ticket stub for Washington, D.C. to Montgomery, Alabama. The ticket stub is yellowed paper with black ink and is stapled to a green slip of paper providing dates and context.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral: Spectators 2

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a group of White gentlemen (majority wearing suits) lining a street sidewalk in Memphis. Walgreens shop shown on street corner.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral: Honor King End Racism

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a African American male holding "Honor King: End Racism!" placard in a crowd of people in Memphis.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral: MLK to Atlanta

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of an airport taxiway with American Airlines plane in background. Two gentleman with backs to camera with raised fists in center of image and armed officer in right foreground.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral: Spectators 1

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a group of African American gentlemen with a woman and children in foreground lining a street sidewalk in Memphis.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Funeral: King Family and Friends

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white photograph of a group of family and friends of Martin Luther King, Jr. holding hands at his funeral services in Memphis.

Pinback button for the Robert Kennedy campaign

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A pinback button for Robert Kennedy's presidential campaign. The button has a half black and half white background. Text throughout the center of the button reads [Kennedy For Equality]. The exterior edge of the button has the manufacturer's information printed in black ink. The back of the button has a metal pin with a clasp

Military Police and State Troopers Guarding the Alabama State Capitol

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white digital image of the Military Police and Alabama Highway Patrol standing in front of the Alabama State Capitol. In the forefront of the image stands an Alabama Highway Patrolman looking toward the right, one hand resting on his gun and the other holding the strap across his chest. On the left of the image, a Military Policeman is featured mid-stride walking toward the left. A line of Patrolman are seen standing on the landing of the capitol steps. All are in full uniform and white helmets.

The Freedom Summer Murders

National Museum of African American History and Culture
Card number 64.8 in a series of information cards relating to major historical events in the United States. On front, the title and photos of the three murdered Civil Rights workers. On back, black text giving the history of the Freedom Summer murders.

Marchers Assembled in Front of the Alabama State Capitol

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white digital image of Marchers holding flags in front of the Alabama State Capitol. The picture is taken from behind the crowd. The row directly in front of the camera are wearing vests and holding up American flags. Jim Letherer can be seen walking in front of this row. The crowd continues to the steps of the capitol.

Marchers Approaching the Alabama State Capitol

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white digital image of marchers walking toward the Alabama State Capitol. Marchers are seen from behind and are carrying signs and American flags. There is a large gap in front of the marchers and the capitol steps where cars are parked and a large police force is waiting. A traffic light is seen in the center of the image hanging above the marchers.

Pinback button for Robert F. Kennedy’s 1968 presidential primary campaign

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A 1968 presidential primary campaign pinback button for Senator Robert F. Kennedy. The button is white with a blue, graphic outline of the United States. Red and blue text printed within the graphic reads, [KENNEDY / the spirit of ‘68]. There is a union mark printed along the rounded edges of this button. The back of the button is silver toned with a brass pin.

Digital image of Ralph Abernathy on a police bus

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black and white digital image of Reverend Ralph David Abernathy on a police bus after his arrest on June 24, 1968. Abernathy is featured behind the bars of an open window. He is seated and has his face turned towards a group of reporters standing outside the bus.

Pinback button for the 1963 Freedom March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A white pin back button with blue text. In the upper third half of the button, in the middle, is a graphic of the dome of the United States Capitol. Around the outside edge of the face is text on the top and bottom, curving with the edges. The text reads: [NATIONAL MARCH FOR FREEDOM / I WAS THERE / AUG. 28, 1963 / WASHINGTON, D. C.]. On the reverse are two small white stickers with the numbers [200] and [4635] respectively and a pin with a fastener.

Image of a civil rights protest outside Greenville City Hall

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white film negative featuring the image of civil rights protesters in Greenville, Mississippi. The image features a line of men and women walking single file in two lines, while holding handmade protest signs, while a line of people face them, visible only in shadows. Just right of center, a woman in a light-colored coat and scarf holds a sign reading, [We REJECT / the / "GRADE / A- / YEAR" / PLAN]. Behind her are two men whose signs are only partially visible, followed by a woman carrying a sign stating, [GREENVILLE / DEMERIT / AWARD / POOR / HOUSING].

Pinback button stating "We Shall Overcome"

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A small, circular, brown and yellow pinback button featuring the text [ WE SHALL / OVERCOME ]. Along the lower left edge of the button is the manufacturers information [ HIP PROD., 153 NORTH, CHGO. ]

Placard stating "I AM A MAN" carried by Arthur J. Schmidt in 1968 Memphis March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A white poster with black lettering used by Arthur J. Schmidt during the 1968 Memphis March. The poster reads "I / AM / A MAN." A small allied printing label is stamped on the bottom of the front of the poster at center in black ink. The back of the poster is blank.

Placard stating "HONOR KING: END RACISM" carried in 1968 Memphis March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A white poster with black lettering used by Arthur J. Schmidt during the 1968 Memphis March. The poster reads "HONOR KING: END RACISM." A small allied printing label is stamped on the bottom of the front of the poster at center in black ink. The back of the poster is blank.

Flag-Bearing Marchers, Selma to Montgomery March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white digital image of five men holding two American flags and one United Nations flag. The men are shown in silhouette against a bright sky. The UN Flag is waving on the left of the image, held by the man in the center. An American flag can be seen behind. The other American flag is facing toward the right of the image and the end is being held by one of the men behind.

Pinback button for the 1963 Freedom March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A white button with black text. A horizontal line runs across the bottom third of the button face separating text. Around the upper two-thirds of the button is text in an arc framing the text centered below. The text reads: [WASHINGTON D. C. FREEDOM MARCH / AUG. 28, 1963 / UNITED CIVIL RIGHTS / ORGANIZATIONS OF / AMERICA / FOR FREEDOM / "ALL, HERE AND NOW"]. On the reverse is a rectangular, white sticker with penned text [rare / 4783] and a pin without a fastener.

Onlookers, Selma to Montgomery March

National Museum of African American History and Culture
A black-and-white digital image a group of men, women, and children standing on the road in front of signs and houses. The sign on the left states [BLUE FLAME / DRIVE INN], and behind, two other signs are partitally seen showing [GARAGE] and [la]. Seven members, women and one man, of the group have their arms raised in the air waving.
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