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"Civil Rights: A Journey Towards Equality and Justice" The struggle for civil rights has been a long and arduous journey

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right)

OLYMPIC GAMES, 1968. American runners Tommie Smith (center) and John Carlos (right) showing the Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies at the Olympic Games in Mexico City

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: American civil rights advocate. Parks sits at the front of a public bus (formerly whites only)

American civil rights advocate. Parks sits at the front of a public bus (formerly whites only ) in Montgomery, Alabama
ROSA PARKS (1913-2005). American civil rights advocate. Parks sits at the front of a public bus (formerly whites only ) in Montgomery, Alabama, 21 December 1956

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama

Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, spring 1963
CIVIL RIGHTS, 1963. Police dog attacking a young black man during the Youth Mass Demonstration in Birmingham, Alabama, spring 1963

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s

Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s
Punishing heretics by exiling them from Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Left to right: NaCP attorneys George E. C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall and James Nabrit, Jr

Left to right: NaCP attorneys George E. C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall and James Nabrit, Jr
NaCP ATTORNEYS, 1954. Left to right: NaCP attorneys George E.C. Hayes, Thurgood Marshall and James Nabrit, Jr. celebrate their victory in the Brown vs

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. Dr. King (fourth from right)

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. Dr. King (fourth from right) leading the march from Selma on the state capitol at Montgomery, Alabama, 25 March 1965

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s

Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s
Trial of a suspected witch at Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1692. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: (1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. At the March on Washington, 28 August 1963

(1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. At the March on Washington, 28 August 1963
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. At the March on Washington, 28 August 1963

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: (1875-1955). American educator. Mary McLeod Bethune, center holding flowers

(1875-1955). American educator. Mary McLeod Bethune, center holding flowers
MARY McLEOD BETHUNE (1875-1955). American educator. Mary McLeod Bethune, center holding flowers, with members of the White House Conference Group of the National Womens Council, April 1938

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: As American Goes, So Goes the World. American cartoon by D. R. Fitzpatrick, 1953

As American Goes, So Goes the World. American cartoon by D. R. Fitzpatrick, 1953
CIVIL RIGHTS CARTOON, 1953. As American Goes, So Goes the World. American cartoon by D.R. Fitzpatrick, 1953, on the emphasis in President Eisenhowers inauguration speech on the importance of

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Nina Simone, Mstricht Jazz Festival, 1992. Creator: Brian Foskett

Nina Simone, Mstricht Jazz Festival, 1992. Creator: Brian Foskett
Nina Simone, Mstricht Jazz Festival, 1992. Simone was an American singer, songwriter, musician, arranger, and civil rights activist

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b / w photo)

Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b / w photo)
XJF996613 Arrest of Mrs Emmeline Pankhurst in Victoria Street, 13th February 1908 (b/w photo) by English Photographer, (20th century); Private Collection; English, out of copyright

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (left), American cleric and civil rights leader

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (left), American cleric and civil rights leader
KING AND MALCOLM X, 1964. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (left), American cleric and civil rights leader, photographed with American religious and political leader Malcolm X at the Capitol in Washington

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Reconstruction upholding equal rights, 1868

Reconstruction upholding equal rights, 1868
Reconstruction depicted as equal rights reform, 1868. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Lydia Pinkham Co. advertisement, 1923 (b / w photo)

Lydia Pinkham Co. advertisement, 1923 (b / w photo)
SLS249199 Lydia Pinkham Co. advertisement, 1923 (b/w photo) by American Photographer, (20th century); Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PAULI MURRAY (1910-1985). American civil rights activist and author

PAULI MURRAY (1910-1985). American civil rights activist and author. Presenting a copy of her book Proud Shoes to Llyod Garrison. Photograph, 1956

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Integration Protest, Monroe, North Carolina. Photograph by Delcan Haun, August 1961

Integration Protest, Monroe, North Carolina. Photograph by Delcan Haun, August 1961
CIVIL RIGHTS, 1961. Integration Protest, Monroe, North Carolina. Photograph by Delcan Haun, August 1961

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Annie Kenney and Constance Lytton in the Prisoners Pageant of the Women's Coronation Procession

Annie Kenney and Constance Lytton in the Prisoners Pageant of the Women's Coronation Procession, 1911 (b/w photo)
2906436 Annie Kenney and Constance Lytton in the Prisoners Pageant of the Women's Coronation Procession, 1911 (b/w photo) by English Photographer; Private Collection; (add.info.: On 17th June)

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Martin Luther King Jnr, American black civil rights campaigner, c1968

Martin Luther King Jnr, American black civil rights campaigner, c1968
Martin Luther King Jnr (1929-68). American black civil rights campaigner. Assassinated, supposedly by James Earl Ray

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: ROSA PARKS (1913-2005). American civil rights activist

ROSA PARKS (1913-2005). American civil rights activist. At the White House after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Photograph by unknown photographer, 1996

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Leader in civil rights

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett, Leader in civil rights

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: (1929-1968). American clergyman and civil rights leader. Kings last public appearance

(1929-1968). American clergyman and civil rights leader. Kings last public appearance
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). American clergyman and civil rights leader. Kings last public appearance, 3 April 1968 at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee, the night before his assassination

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: (1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. Wood engraving, 1966, by Stefan Martin after Ben Shahn

(1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. Wood engraving, 1966, by Stefan Martin after Ben Shahn
MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (1929-1968). American clergyman and reformer. Wood engraving, 1966, by Stefan Martin after Ben Shahn

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: (1908-1973). 36th President of the United States. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill

(1908-1973). 36th President of the United States. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill
LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON (1908-1973). 36th President of the United States. Johnson signing the Civil Rights Bill. Photographed by Warren Leffler, 11 April 1968

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Ivan Cooper, (left) Chairman and founding member of the Derry Citizens Action Committee

Ivan Cooper, (left) Chairman and founding member of the Derry Citizens Action Committee, and John Hume, founder member of Derry Credit Union

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Martin Luther King American Civil Rights leader getting an Honoraray Degree of Doctor of

Martin Luther King American Civil Rights leader getting an Honoraray Degree of Doctor of law

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Mrs. H. Riordan, suffragette, New York, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. H. Riordan, suffragette, New York, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. H. Riordan, suffragette, New York, 1910

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Mrs. S. Loebinger, New York, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service

Mrs. S. Loebinger, New York, 1910. Creator: Bain News Service
Mrs. S. Loebinger, New York, 1910

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Lucretia (Coffin) Mott, American social reformer

Lucretia (Coffin) Mott, American social reformer
NWI4950123 Lucretia (Coffin) Mott, American social reformer.; (add.info.: Lucretia (Coffin) Mott, American social reformer.); Photo © North Wind Pictures

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: King Louis XVI of France giving the Edict of Versailles, 1787. 1789 (engraving)

King Louis XVI of France giving the Edict of Versailles, 1787. 1789 (engraving)
7234846 King Louis XVI of France giving the Edict of Versailles, 1787. 1789 (engraving); Private Collection; (add.info.: King Louis XVI of France giving the Edict of Versailles)

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Lydia Maria Child portrait

Lydia Maria Child portrait
NWI4950529 Lydia Maria Child portrait.; (add.info.: Lydia Maria Child portrait.); Photo © North Wind Pictures

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, with her autograph

Elizabeth Cady Stanton, with her autograph
NWI4950451 Elizabeth Cady Stanton, with her autograph.; (add.info.: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, with her autograph.); Photo © North Wind Pictures

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Gertrud Bumer

Gertrud Bumer
3078267 Gertrud Bumer; (add.info.: Portrait is Gertrud Bumer (1873-1954) a German politician and civil rights feminist movement. Dated 19th Century.); Universal History Archive/UIG

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Liberal Party rally disrupted by suffragettes, 1905

Liberal Party rally disrupted by suffragettes, 1905
3037858 Liberal Party rally disrupted by suffragettes, 1905 by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Dorothea Dix, with autograph

Dorothea Dix, with autograph
NWI4950004 Dorothea Dix, with autograph.; (add.info.: Dorothea Dix, with autograph.); Photo © North Wind Pictures

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: John Lord O'Brian, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service

John Lord O'Brian, between c1915 and c1920. Creator: Bain News Service
John Lord O'Brian, between c1915 and c1920. Shows lawyer John Lord O'Brian, who served in government roles under five U. S

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). African-American activist in the civil rights movement, best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Dr King (1929-1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Dr King (1929-1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Dr King (1929-1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Martin Luther King Jr, 1960s, 2023. Dr King (1929-1968) was an American Baptist minister and activist who was one of the most prominent leaders in the civil rights movement

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). African-American activist in the civil rights movement, best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images

AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Portrait of Rosa Parks sitting on a bus, 1950s, (2023). African-American activist in the civil rights movement, best known for her pivotal role in the Montgomery bus boycott

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Miss Maude E. Williams; The author's reviewer, Chicago, 1907. Creator: Unknown

Miss Maude E. Williams; The author's reviewer, Chicago, 1907. Creator: Unknown
Miss Maude E. Williams; The author's reviewer, Chicago, 1907

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Miss Ida B. Wells, [Frontispiece], (1894?). Creator: Unknown

Miss Ida B. Wells, [Frontispiece], (1894?). Creator: Unknown
Miss Ida B. Wells, [Frontispiece], (1894?)

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Scenes in the First Reconstructed Legislature, 1905. Creator: Unknown

Scenes in the First Reconstructed Legislature, 1905. Creator: Unknown
Scenes in the First Reconstructed Legislature, 1905. Additional title: Cartoons from " The Loil Legislature, " by Captain B. H. Screws

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: A.J. Carey, Jr.; The Chicago Daily News [1st prize check], 1925. Creator: Unknown

A.J. Carey, Jr.; The Chicago Daily News [1st prize check], 1925. Creator: Unknown
A.J. Carey, Jr.; The Chicago Daily News [1st prize check], 1925



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"Civil Rights: A Journey Towards Equality and Justice" The struggle for civil rights has been a long and arduous journey, marked by pivotal moments that have shaped history. From the Olympic Games in 1968 to the streets of Montgomery, Alabama in 1956, these snapshots capture the indomitable spirit of those who fought for equality. In Mexico City's Olympic Games of 1968, American runners Tommie Smith and John Carlos made an iconic statement by raising their fists in the Black Power salute during the medal ceremonies. Australian Peter Norman stood beside them wearing an OPHR badge as a symbol of solidarity. This powerful act resonated worldwide, highlighting the need for change. Rewinding back to December 21st, 1956, we witness Rosa Parks taking her rightful place at the front of a public bus in Montgomery - once reserved exclusively for white passengers. Seated behind her is reporter Nicholas C. Criss, capturing this historic moment that ignited a movement against segregation. Springtime in Birmingham, Alabama saw another disturbing scene unfold during the Youth Mass Demonstration of 1963 when police dogs attacked a young black man. This shocking image served as a stark reminder that progress was still far from being achieved. Traveling even further back in time to colonial Massachusetts during the 1600s reveals how dissenters were banished from Puritan society simply because they dared to challenge societal norms. The fight for civil rights has always required courage and resilience. Fast forward to May 17th, 1954 - Thurgood Marshall and his fellow NAACP attorneys George E. C Hayes and James Nabrit Jr. , celebrate their landmark victory in Brown vs. Board of Education at the Supreme Court in Washington D. C. This ruling declared racial segregation unconstitutional within educational institutions – paving the way towards equal opportunities for all children. Throughout history, women have also played crucial roles in advancing civil rights movements.