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Unseen photographs of civil rights conflict in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963 | The Guardian The Observer dispatched photographer Colin Jones to cover the story and capture the activism centred around the 16th Street Baptist church.

The Observer dispatched photographer Colin Jones to cover the story and capture the activism centred around the 16th Street Baptist church.

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Martin Luther King Jr.’s scorn for ‘white moderates’ in his Birmingham jail letter | The Washington Post The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. began writing the “Letter From a Birmingham Jail” in the margins of newspapers, on scraps of paper, paper towels and slips of yellow legal paper smuggled into his cell, where he was kept in solitary confinement after being arrested April 12, 1963, on charges of violating Alabama’s law against mass public demonstrations.

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Bessie Rogers and Taylor Rogers | StoryCorps Retired Memphis, Tennessee sanitation worker Taylor Rodgers and his wife, Bessie, were at the Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”.

Retired Memphis, Tennessee sanitation worker Taylor Rodgers and his wife, Bessie, were at the Mason Temple on April 3, 1968 when Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous speech “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop”.

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Rosa Parks’ Snapshots: Candid Photos Of ‘The Girl On the Bus’ | Flashbak Rosa Parks, the ‘Girl on the bus’ whose courageous act of defiance triggered the Montgomery bus boycott and fired the Civil Rights Movement in 1955, was no grandstanding celebrity.

Rosa Parks, the ‘Girl on the bus’ whose courageous act of defiance triggered the Montgomery bus boycott and fired the Civil Rights Movement in 1955, was no grandstanding celebrity.

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Why Highways Have Become the Center of Civil Rights Protest

After activists protesting the death of Philando Castile left the governor’s mansion in St. Paul, Minn., on Saturday night, they marched through the city down Lexington Parkway and then onto the highway, across all eight lanes of traffic. There, some of them sat down, a provocative gesture of civil disobedience in the face of rushing commerce.

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