Rosa Parks seated toward the front of the bus, Montgomery, Alabama, 1956.
January 01, 1956 License
Former Nation Of Islam leader and civil rights activist El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (aka Malcolm X and Malcolm Little) poses for a portrait on February 16, 1965, in Rochester, New York.
February 16, 1965 License
American baseball player Jackie Robinson (1919 - 1972), dressed in a Dodgers uniform, stands in the dugout at Hollywood Ball Park during the filming of 'The Jackie Robinson Story' (directed by Alfred E. Green), Hollywood, California,...More
February 01, 1950 License
American abolitionist leader Harriet Tubman (1820 - 1913) who escaped slavery by marrying a free man and led many other slaves to safety using the abolitionist network known as the underground railway.
January 01, 1870 License
Portrait of the children involved in the landmark Civil Rights lawsuit 'Brown V. Board of Education,' which challenged the legality of American public school segregation, Topeka, Kansas, 1953. From front, Vicki Henderson, Donald...More
January 01, 1953 License
NAACP chief counsel Thurgood Marshall standing on the steps of the Supreme Court Bldg. before going to hear of his latest success in drive for desegregation.
June 01, 1955 License
Leaders of March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom marching w. signs (R-L) Rabbi Joachim Prinz, unident., Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis.
August 28, 1963 License
Civil Rights Activist and NAACP Field Secretary Medgar Evers poses for a portrait circa 1960 in Jackson, Mississippi.
January 01, 1960 License
Portrait of American journalist, suffragist and Progressive activist Ida Wells Barnett (1862 - 1931), 1890s.
January 01, 1890 License
Field Artillery Officers and Tuskegee Airmen Elwood A Smith, Scott K Cleage, Sterling K Jackson and Wendel Long complete pre flight checks on an aircraft before a cross country flight, Tuskegee, Alabama, 1943.
January 01, 1943 License
Daguerreotype portrait of ex-slave and American abolitionist Frederick Douglass (Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey) (1817 - 1895) as a young man, 1848. He became the first black man to be received at the White House, by President...More
January 01, 1848 License
Shortly after her release from jail, American political activist and scholar Angela Davis speaks at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois, 1972.
January 01, 1972 License
Close-up of two unidentified Freedom Riders during a stopover in Montgomery, Alabama, May 1961. The Freedom Riders rode buses throughout the southern United States in the months following the Boynton v. Virginia Supreme Court case,...More
May 01, 1961 License
American writer and social reformer William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (1868 - 1963). Du Bois helped create the National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People in 1909.
January 01, 1910 License
American author and former Black Panthers head Eldridge Cleaver holds a book, Paris.
May 29, 1975 License
October 1962, Oxford, Mississippi, Black student James Meredith leaves the registrar's office after enrolling, James Meredith was the first black student at the University of Mississippi, his enrollment enforced by federal troops due...More
October 01, 1962 License
Civil rights activist and New York State Congresswoman, Shirley Chisholm, appears at a press conference during the 1976 New York, New York, Democratic National Convention at Madison Square Gardens. In 1972, Chisholm became the first...More
July 01, 1976 License
Studio portrait of American educator, economist and industrialist Booker T. Washington (1856-1915), founder of the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, ca 1912.
January 01, 1912 License