In honour of Black women who shaped British history I have decided to do my own homage to those ladies who are often overlooked, maybe because of the colour of their skin and also because they aren’t really taught in schools sadly, so let’s begin. MARY SEACOLE Born Mary Jane Grant in Jamaica in 1805, the … More Black Women in Britain
Three Ku Klux Klan members arrested in Tishomingo County, Mississippi, September 1871, for the attempted murder of an entire family
George Washington Gordon (October 5, 1836 – August 9, 1911) was a general of the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. After the war, he practiced law in Pulaski, Tennessee, where the Ku Klux Klan was formed. He became one of the Klan’s first members. In 1867, Gordon became the Klan’s first Grand Dragon … More
A political cartoon depicting the KKK and the Democratic Party as continuations of the Confederacy.
A man, his shirt stained by blood running down his face, is cornered in a doorway by club-wielding police early August 30, 1964 in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The man had been clubbed for refusing to move along.
On June 29, 1964, the FBI began distributing these pictures of three missing civil rights workers, from left, Michael Schwerner, 24, of New York, James Chaney, 21, from Mississippi, and Andrew Goodman, 20, of New York, who disappeared near Philadelphia, Mississippi, on June 21, 1964. The three civil rights workers, part of the “Freedom Summer” … More Murdered By The KKK!
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in St. Augustine, Florida, reacts after learning that the U.S. senate passed the civil rights bill on June 19, 1964
National Guard troops with upthrust bayonets surround integrationists kneeling in prayer as approximately 100 made a peaceful attempt to challenge the no-demonstration edict of the military commander in Cambridge, Maryland on May 13, 1964.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gives a young protester a pat on the back as a group of youngsters started to picket St. Augustine, Florida, on June 10, 1964.
Untitled photograph by Gordon Parks, Mobile, Alabama 1956.