Civil Rights movement
U.S. Supreme Court Declines Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Seale’s Appeal on 1964 Kidnap Case of Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee | Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.)
"On May 2, 1964 Charles Eddie Moore and Henry Hezekiah Dee were kidnapped and murdered by the KKK in Meadville, MS. Their bodies were found in July of that year during a search for civil rights workers Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney but no legal action was taken at that time. In 2004 Canadian filmmaker David Ridgen discovered a film clip of the bodies being recovered which led to the arrest and conviction of the murderer."
A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman's noose from a car as a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May 3, 1939. Despite the threats, 616 blacks voted. [777x1000]
A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman's noose from a car as a warning to Blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May 3, 1939. Despite the threats, 616 Blacks voted.
The Civil War: The birth of photojournalism
Before the Emancipation Proclamation, escaped slaves were classified as "contraband" by the Union Army, so as to not return such "property" to plantation owners. Instead, many former slaves became conscripts for the Union Army, such as this group pictured aboard a ship in the Union's South Atlantic Blockading Squadron, in Port Royal, S.C.
Touching Memorial Service Held to Honor Black Women Who Were Lynched
Memorial Held “In Remembrance of Our Sisters: 150 Black Women Who Were Lynched in the U.S. Between 1870-1957.” As they prayed to heal the women who were lynched, the people were being healed too. “The rituals to heal our communities need to be done. Many are hurting. We all agree that this is the beginning of a new spiritual awakening and awareness of our Ancestral traditions. Performing these rituals are very important for the survival and healing of African American communities in America.”
"Gang of 25 Sea Island Cotton and Rice Negroes" [title taken from document]. Broadside advertising the sale of African-American slaves in Charleston, SC, 1852.
Gang of 25 Sea Island Cotton and Rice Negroes [title taken from document]. Broadside advertising the sale of African-American slaves in Charleston, SC, 1852.