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Election day in Lowndes County, Alabama, November,1966.  (Photographer: Jim Peppler)

Images of election day in Lowndes County, Alabama. :: Alabama Photographs and Pictures Collection

The Civil Rights Act of July 2, 1964 was a landmark piece of legislation in the United States that outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women, including racial segregation.  This movement ended racial segregation and outlawed major forms of discrimination against blacks and women.

Students protest segregation at the state capitol building in Atlanta on February Ralph Perez

LOWNDES COUNTY ALABAMA 1966  |  Stokley Carmichael canvasing in Lowndes County, Alabama. circa 1965-1966.  [Library of Congress photo]

Stokely Carmichael returned to Howard but came back to the Mississippi Delta every summer to work with SNCC organizing local voter registration efforts .

seriously, they were treated horribly just because their skin is a different color. WWJD??!!

Janice Jackson, Evelyn Pierce, and Ethel Sawyer of the Tougaloo Nine, under arrest for the crime of reading in a "white only" libraray.

http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/home/ Watch the Film Based on Douglas A. Blackmon's Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the film illuminates how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, persisting until the onset of World War II.

“Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II” - video and photos

In 1956, the NAACP was outlawed in Alabama, this led to The Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights being founded. Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth was a major figure in this movement. He was the public force behind Project C for Confrontation in 1963, when peaceful children and teen protesters were attacked by police dogs and high pressure water hoses, bringing international attention to the civil rights struggle in America.  This is a photo taken after his home was bombed in Birmingham…

Birmingham, Alabama civil rights activist Rev. Fred L. Shuttlesworth standing in front of his home after his home was bombed by the Klu Klux Klan.

Martha Ann Ricks was a slave in America until her father purchased her freedom and took the family to Liberia. Martha Ann dreamed of meeting Queen Victoria and saved for 50 years to make the dream come true.

The Power of Dreams-Martha Ann Ricks-From Slavery to Windsor Castle

Martha Ann Ricks was a slave in America until her father purchased her freedom and took the family to Liberia. Martha Ann dreamed of meeting Queen Victoria and saved for 50 years to make the dream come true.

College students in Nashville, Tenn. started a non-violent movement to end racial segregation at lunch counters in drug stores (Feb. 13 1960). These students attempted to get served at the lunch counter of a Walgreen's drugstore in downtown Nashville. Several white men attempted to drag some of the black students from the lunch counter. The Local Police arrested 73 students.....most of them black.

College students in Nashville, Tenn. started a non-violent movement to end racial segregation at lunch counters in drug stores (Feb. 13 1960). These students attempted to get served at the lunch counter of a Walgreen's drugstore in downtown Nashville. Several white men attempted to drag some of the black students from the lunch counter. The Local Police arrested 73 students.....most of them black.

The American Revolution - (George Washington) Early in March 1776, using cannon brought down from Ticonderoga by Henry Knox, Washington occupied Dorchester Heights, effectively commanding the city and forcing the British to evacuate on March 17. He then moved to defend New York City against the combined land and sea forces of Sir William Howe.

George Washington, March "It is not for man to scan the wisdom of Providence. The best he can do is to submit to its decrees.

Police send a group of African American school children to jail, following their arrest for protesting against racial discrimination near the city hall of Birmingham, Ala., on May 4, 1963. (Bill Hudson/AP)

On May 1963 school children of all ages marched through the streets of Birmingham. They were arrested and jailed by police. Photo credit: Bill Hudson / AP — in Birmingham, Alabama.

Melvin B. Tolson (center) led the Wiley College debate team to a U.S. championship in 1935 with a win over Harvard University.

Melvin B. Tolson (center) led the Wiley College debate team to a U. championship in 1935 with a win over Harvard University.

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