Two police officers escort American religious and Civil Rights leader Dr Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968) away from the Montgomery Recorder's Court where he had been arrested for loitering, Montgomery, Alabama, September 3, 1958.
September 03, 1958 License
A demonstrator looks back as a police dog, held by an officer with a billy club, tears his trouser leg, Birmingham, Alabama, May 3, 1963. Police officers used both dogs and firehoses to break up the non-violent demonstration.
May 03, 1963 License
Hospitalized bomb blast victim Sarah Jean Collins, 12, blinded by dynamite explosion set off in basement of 16th Street Baptist Church. The blast killed her sister and three other girls as their Sunday school class was ending.
September 15, 1963 License
Participants in a black voting rights march in Alabama. Dr Martin Luther King led the march from Selma, Alabama, to the state capital in Montgomery.
March 01, 1965 License
Rosa Parks sits in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, after the Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal on the city bus system on December 21st, 1956. Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955 for refusing to give up her seat in...More
December 21, 1956 License
Elizabeth Eckford ignores the hostile screams and stares of fellow students on her first day of school. She was one of the nine negro students whose integration into Little Rock's Central High School was ordered by a Federal Court...More
September 06, 1957 License
Passengers of this smoking Greyhound bus, some of the members of the 'Freedom Riders,' a group sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), sit on the ground after the bus was set afire 5/14, by a mob of Caucasians who followed...More
May 14, 1961 License
U.S. National Guard troops block off Beale Street as Civil Rights marchers wearing placards reading, 'I AM A MAN' pass by on March 29, 1968. It was the third consecutive march held by the group in as many days. Rev. Martin Luther King,...More
March 29, 1968 License
Olympic Games, Mexico City, Mexico, Men's 200 Metres Final, USA gold medallist Tommie Smith (C) and bronze medallist John Carlos give the black power salutes as an anti-racial protest as they stand on the podium with Australian silver...More
January 01, 1968 License
Young Emmett Till wears a hat. Chicago native Emmett Till was brutally murdered in Mississippi after flirting with a white woman.
January 01, 1900 License
Dr. Ralph Abernathy (1929 - 1990) and Jesse Jackson (both obscured) and others stand on the balcony of Lorraine motel and point in the direction of gun shots that killed American civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929 -...More
April 04, 1968 License
African-American students at North Carolina A&T College participate in a sit-in at a F. W. Woolworth's lunch counter reserved for white customers in Greensboro, North Carolina.
February 02, 1960 License
Nation of Islam National Minister Malcom X addresses a rally on May 14, 1963, in Harlem in support of desegregation in Birmingham, Alabama.
May 14, 1963 License
US President Lyndon B. Johnson shakes the hand of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (1929 - 1968) at the signing of the Civil Rights Act while officials look on, Washington DC.
July 02, 1964 License
Coretta Scott King
Martin Luther King III
John F. Kennedy
Jesse Jackson Sr.