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Mourners pass Emmett Till's casket in Chicago Sept. 3, 1955.
Southern trees bear strange fruit,Blood on the leaves and blood at the root,Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.Pastoral scene of the gallant south,The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth,Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh,Then the sudden smell of burning flesh.Here is fruit for the crows to pluck,For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck,For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop,Here is a strange and bitter crop.
Rally at Arkansas state capital protesting the desegregation of Central High School, 1957.
National Guardsmen escorting the “Little Rock Nine” to register for classes, Sept. 1957.
1961: Charlene Hunter studying in Myers Hall, her dormitory at the University of Georgia. Charlene is one of the first two African Americans to attend the previously all-white school.
1954: Students in an integrated classroom in Fort Myer, Va., the year of Brown v. Board of Education..
Wallace standing against desegregation while being confronted by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbachat the University of Alabama in 1963.
Rosa Parks riding a Montgomery, Ala., bus in December 1956, after the Supreme Court outlawed segregation on buses.
Rosa Parks is fingerprinted by Deputy Sherriff Lackey in Montgomery on February 22 in 1956 two months after refusing to give up her seat on a bus for a white passenger
Images like this one of the burned bus, helped create sympathy for the non-violent Freedom Riders and their cause. This event drew national attention, especially from middle-class northerners who were shocked by the brutal violence they saw on television..
1964 Martin Luther King, Jr. was invited to the Oval Office of the White House for President Lyndon Johnson's signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 King stood immediately behind the president during the ceremony.