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VCU_Rev James Franklin Main St Farmville July 29 1963 rsz.jpg
Protesters and shoppers outside Southside Sundry, Farmville, Va., July 1963.The Rev. James "Jimmy" Franklin of Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland carries "America is our Jail..." sign. Catherine Scott is at right.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now…

VCU_Americans Do Not Practice What They Preach_Farmville Safeway 1963 alt rsz.jpg
Protestor outside Safeway, Farmville Shopping Center, August 1963. Demonstrators carry signs opposing racial segregation, and encouraging shoppers to boycott businesses that support discriminatory practices.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project

Anti school busing motorcade P_74_11_18m_rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph of a Richmond-based anti-busing motorcade passing through Washington, D.C. on 2nd Street behind the U.S. Supreme Court building. A policeman walks beside two cars.On February 17, 1972, nearly 3,300 cars traveled in a…

Help save Freedom anti busing car P_74_11_18n_rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph of a man and a woman in a car during an anti-busing motorcade to Washington, D.C. The car is driving past the U.S. Supreme Court building and has a poster taped to the driver's side door of the car. The poster is of "The…

VCU_Closed Schools Constitute Catastrophe Farmville VA July 1963 rsz.jpg
Demonstration in front of Prince Edward County Courthouse, Main Street, Farmville, Va., July 1963, protesting the four-year long closure of the public schools Clara Gibson is closest to camera. Third person in line is Sandra "Sandy" Stokes. Second…

VCU_Dont Buy Segregation Farmville 1963 rsz.jpg
Protesters near Southside Sundry and Southside Business Machines, Main Street, Farmville, Va., July 1963.Irene Williams carries "Don't Buy Segregation." Kenneth Johnson stands at left in dark pants.Protesters carry signs opposing racial segregation,…

VCU_Rev Goodwin Douglas Clara Gibson Main St Farmville July 1963 rsz.jpg
Protesters in front of Prince Edward County Courthouse, Main St., Farmville, Va., July 1963. The Rev. Goodwin Douglas, pastor of Beulah AME, with "Father forgive them..." sign. Fourth person in line behind the Rev. Douglas is Clara Gibson. Visible…

UMW_James Farmer image1608 cEdward Hollander_CORE rsz.jpg
Group of men, including James Farmer, during his second attempt to march to Montgomery, Alabama from Selma, Alabama. From left to right: Fred Shuttlesworth, Martin Luther King Jr., James Farmer, and James Forman. In the foreground: Andrew Young.

Union PSem_Rev John Kirstein letter against PCUS statement_MarchWash054 rsz.jpg
Letter to Aubrey Brown, Jr., editor of The Presbyterian Outlook, from Rev. John A. Kirstein, associate editor of the Presbyterian Survey, in opposition to the PCUS statement to the National Council of Churches. 

Union PSem_Flyer March on Washington005 rsz.jpg
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place on 28 August 1963.  An estimated 250,000 people attended the massive, peaceful rally, while many more watched the dramatic events live on television.This flyer reads:"An Appeal to You…

Union PSem_March on Washington Tri-fold flyer outside_MarchWash006 rsz.jpg
Tri-fold flyer encouraging all Americans to join the March on Washington which would take place on Wednesday, August 28, 1963. Text on front page:"The time is NOW for all Americans Black and White to join the March on Washington for Jobs and…

American Labor Mus_Marching through snow and sleet rsz.jpg
Strikers march through snow during the Passaic Textile Strike, 1926. One woman blows a horn. Two signs are partially visible:"A Mill-Worker's Sunday Socks. One Pair A Year...""Things That Cause StrikesEmpty Milk BottlesWe Want More Milk For…

UMW_Student Strike_1970_LIBRimage1574 rsz.jpg
Sue Cottingham, editor of  the campus newspaper, The Bullet, is shown center left. She wears a "Strike" badge, protesting the Vietnam War expansion into Cambodia.

Anti busing protesters P_74_11_18o_rsz.jpg
Black and white photograph of people preparing for an anti-busing demonstration. A woman stands holding an American flag, and a man standing with her wears a hand-lettered anti-busing sign, "Forced bussing & consolidation of schools will lead to…

VCU_Darwyn White outside Grants_Farmville Shopping Center 8_24_1963 rsz.jpg
Protesters at Grants, Farmville Shopping Center, August 1963. Students carry signs opposing racial segregation, and encouraging shoppers to boycott businesses that support discriminatory practices.Darwyn White carries the "Mr. Grocer.." sign.…

VCU_No One is Free Until We All Are Free Farmville 1963 rsz.jpg
Protesters at Safeway, Farmville, Va., August 1963Protesters carry signs opposing racial segregation, and encouraging shoppers to boycott businesses that support discriminatory practices.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project

Union PSem_Press Release PCUS Aug 22 1963_p1_MarchWash051 rsz.jpg
Press release from the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in the United States (commonly known as the Southern Presbyterian Church) in Atlanta, GA, dated 22 Aug 1963. It announces the official resistance of the PCUS to participation in the March…

American Labor Mus_Singing Solidarity forever rsz.jpg
Strikers raise their fists and sing as they march down a street during the Passaic Textile Strike, 1926.  One striker wears a military uniform. Photograph is marked for cropping. The I.W.W. song "Solidarity Forever" was sung to the tune of "John…

M1977 _P75S57 1962 Sit-in Songs CORE cover rsz.jpg
Songs recorded by participants in CORE's Freedom Highways project in the summer of 1962. The project was designed to open chain restaurants along major federal highways to all persons. Vinyl LP and songbook. Dauntless DM 4301, a division of Audio…

Union PSem_SCLC Sept 1963 p1 MarchWash036 rsz.jpg
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) newsletter published weeks after the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The newsletter reports on the March and also reports on the upcoming 7th Annual conference to take place at Virginia Union…

Students sing outside Beulah AME Church Parsonage Aug 1963 rsz.jpg
Students sing outside Beulah AME Church Parsonage, Farmville, Va., August 1963, in protest of the closing of Prince Edward County Schools. Woman singing at left is Ernestine Land. Tony Reid stands at right.

VCU_Sandy Stokes Main St Farmville July 1963 rsz.jpg
Students protest Prince Edward County public school closings, Main Street near courthouse, Farmville, Va., July 1963. Sandra "Sandy" Stokes in foreground. Second person in line is Everett Berryman, Jr. followed by Emerson Hunt.from VCU Libraries…

Valentine_Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties  brochure I_V_2011_02_01_ p1 rsz.jpg
Publication of The Defenders of State Sovereignty and Individual Liberties, a grassroots political organization dedicated to preserving strict racial segregation in Virginia's public schools. The group was established in Petersburg in October 1954…

VCU_We Will Die for Our Civil Rights_John Hicks rsz.jpg
Protesters in front of J.J. Newberry, Main Street, Farmville, Va., July 1963. John Hicks carries sign in foreground; Isaac Dungee stands behind him.From VCU Libraries Freedom Now Project
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