Photograph showing the wreckage of a bomb explosion near the Gaston Motel where Martin Luther King, Jr., and leaders in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference were staying during the Birmingham campaign of the Civil Rights movement.
Photograph showing Gov. Wallace standing defiantly at a door while being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach.
June 14, 1963
Photograph showing Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy speaking to a crowd of African Americans and whites through a megaphone outside the Justice Department; sign for Congress of Racial Equality is prominently displayed.
August 28, 1963
Photograph shows a crowd of African Americans and whites surrounding the Reflecting Pool and continuing to the Washington Monument.
Congress of Racial Equality conducts march in memory of Negro youngsters killed in Birmingham bombings, All Souls Church, 16th Street, Wash.
Aaron Henry, chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegation, speaks before the Credentials Committee at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 1964
Nov. 3, 1964
Photograph showing a young African American woman casting her ballot.
September 15, 1963
The 4 African American girls killed in the Birmingham Baptist Church bombing.
Photograph showing a soldier standing guard at 7th and N Street, N.W., Washington, D.C., with the ruins of buildings that were destroyed during the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Lyndon Baines Johnson signing Civil Rights Bill, April 11, 1968
Photograph shows a group of people, one holding a Confederate flag, surrounding speakers and National Guard, protesting the admission of the "Little Rock Nine" to Central High School.
Feb. 1, 1960
On February 1, 1960, four African-American students of North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University sat at a white-only lunch counter inside a Greensboro, North Carolina Woolworth’s store. While sit-ins had been held elsewhere in the United States, the Greensboro sit-in catalyzed a wave of nonviolent protest against private-sector segregation in the United States.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. about to speak at the March On Washington, August 28, 1963.
This image led the front page of the next day's New York Times. 15
March 7, 1965
March on Selma - 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Route 80. They got only as far as the Edmund Pettus Bridge six blocks away, where state and local lawmen attacked them with billy clubs and tear gas and drove them back into Selma.
Civil rights protestors are attacked with water cannon. July 1963