Saturday, February 18, 2006

Black History Month

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY: Martin Luther King Jr. January 15, 1929-April 4, 1968, (7 IMAGES) and I Have a Dream Address at March on Washington August 28, 1963. Washington, D.C. FULL STREAMING VIDEO

African American - Dr. Charles R. Drew, W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois, Eldridge Cleaver, Dred Scott, James Meredith at the University of Mississippi, 125th St. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Carter G. Woodson, Bessye J. Bearden, Garrett Augustus Morgan, Sr., Lewis Howard Latimer, Benjamin Banneker, Malcolm X, Althea Gibson.

African American 2 - Colonel Charles Young, 1st Vote for African Americans, Stephanie Tubbs Jones, Civil Rights March on Washington, D.C, Marcus Garvey, Central High School Little Rock, Arkansas, Louis Armstrong playing trumpet, Negro farmer plowing his field of four acres, Black Troops at Iwo Jima, Black Father and Child Father's Day.

bloody Sunday 1965

Bloody Sunday. editing by sookietex it's an eye opener trying to find Public domain images of those days, any government images that exist like the FBI's aren't available, the National Park Service's are of such poor quality, resolution as to be nearly useless nothing at the LOC or the National Archives online. AP has 'em but you got to pay. Any way here's one restored as well as i could. signed an unhappy camper! Public Domain via the National Park Service.

On March 7, 1965, an estimated 525 to 600 civil rights marchers headed east out of Selma on U.S. Highway 80. The march was led by John Lewis of SNCC and the Reverend Hosea Williams of SCLC, followed by Bob Mants of SNCC and Albert Turner of SCLC. The protest went according to plan until the marchers crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge and out of Selma, where they found a wall of state troopers and county posse waiting for them on the other side.

County Sheriff Jim Clark had issued an order for all white males in Dallas County over the age of twenty-one to report to the courthouse that morning to be deputized. Commanding officer John Cloud told the demonstrators to disband at once and go home. Rev. Hosea Williams tried to speak to the officer, but Cloud curtly informed him there was nothing to discuss. Seconds later, the troopers began shoving the demonstrators. Many were knocked to the ground and beaten with nightsticks. Another detachment of troopers fired tear gas, and mounted troopers charged the crowd on horseback.

Portrait of James Weldon Johnson, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-42498]Portrait of James Weldon Johnson, James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938) was a leading American author, poet, early civil rights activist, and prominent figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Johnson composed the lyrics of "Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing,"

George Washington Carver, full-length portrait, Credit Line: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsca-05633]George Washington Carver, full-length portrait, seated on steps (bottom center), facing front, with staff], He was born into slavery in Newton County, Marion Township, near Diamond Grove, now known as Diamond, Missouri.

TITLE: Teaching the Negro, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-118150]Teaching the Negro recruits the use of the minie rifle, wood engraving., CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1863, NOTES: Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 7, 1863 March 14, p. 161

Martin Luther King and Malcolm X, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ6-1847]Martin Luther King and Malcolm X waiting for press conference.

Booker T. Washington, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-119898, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionBooker T. Washington, half-length portrait, seated at desk, facing right, Booker T. Washington protests Alabama's refusal to permit voting by African-Americans.

Robert B. Elliott, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-2247, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionTITLE: The shackle broken - by the genius of freedom / lith. and print by E. Sachse & Co.. CALL NUMBER: PGA - Sachse--Shackle broken

TITLE:  Hiram R. Revels of Miss., REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-cwpbh-00554, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs DivisionA former slave, Mississippi Republican Hiram Revels, becomes first African-American U.S. Senator.

Harriet Tubman, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-DIG-ppmsca-02909Harriet Tubman, full-length portrait, seated in chair, facing front, probably at her home in Auburn, New York. National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection.

The constitutional amendment, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-32499, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs DivisionOne of a number of highly racist posters issued as part of a smear campaign against Pennsylvania gubernatorial nominee John White Geary by supporters of candidate Hiester Clymer.

Matthew Alexander Henson, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZC4-7503, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,Matthew Henson, America's greatest Negro explorer, went to Greenland in 1891, the quest for the North Pole was just taking form.

The underground railroad,Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-28860The underground railroad, African Americans in wagon and on foot, escaping from slavery.

Sojourner Truth, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-DIG-ppmsca-08979, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs DivisionSojourner Truth, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left. I sell the shadow to support the substance. African American Odyssey, Picturing African Americans in the Nineteenth Century.

TITLE: He died for me!, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZC4-2517, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs DivisionHe died for me!, Card showing woman symbolizing America holding wreath over dying Afro-American. From: Album varieties no. 3; The slave in 1863. Philadelphia, 1863.

Seated black soldier with pistol and jacket, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-132209Seated black soldier with pistol and jacket. Forms part of: Gladstone collection (Library of Congress). PUBLISHED: [between 1860 and 1870]

The Fifteenth Amendment, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-22396, Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division,The Fifteenth Amendment and its results. Another of several large prints commemorating the celebration in Baltimore of the enactment of the Fifteenth Amendment.

The great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism, Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-7186, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USAThe great November contest. Patriotism: versus Bummerism. The strongly racist character of the presidential campaign of 1868 is displayed

Black History Month,  Reconstruction Policy, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division [reproduction number, LC-USZC4-5758]The reconstruction policy of Congress, as illustrated in California, satire aimed at California gubernatorial nominee George C. Gorham's espousal of voting rights for blacks and other minorities.

The Freedman's Bureau!, Library of Congress Rare Book and Special Collections Division, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-40764The Freedman's Bureau! An agency to keep the Negro in idleness at the expense of the white man.

Rosa Parks, This image is in the public domain because works such as official legal documents and public records created by state and local government agencies in the United States are generally not eligible for copyright"Rosa Parks Was Arrested for Civil Disobedience December 1, 1955 - Rosa Parks stood up for what she believed, or rather, sat down for what she believed.

Dred Scott, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ62-5092, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs DivisionDred Scott, Wood engaving in 'Century Magazine', 1887.

Jack Johnson, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, REPRODUCTION NUMBER:  LC-USZ6-1823Jack Johnson, boxer, full-length portrait, standing in ring, facing slightly right.

TITLE: Frederick Douglass, REPRODUCTION NUMBER: LC-USZ62-15887Frederick Douglass, CALL NUMBER: BIOG FILE - Douglass, Frederick [item] , head and shoulders, facing right.
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Anonymous said...

fantastic stuff

Anonymous said...

Wonderful site

sookietex said...

Thank you, thank you.

Ashley :O) said...

This is one of the greatest collections of Black History Photos I have ever seen... Thank You !!!

sookietex said...

Thank you Ashley :D

Anonymous said...

about time!!!!!!!!!

Eugene Allen Wilson said...

Thank you for posting this most informative historically-based website. American history with regard to African Americans, though not given widespread exposure as European history (unfortunately), is still a critically important part of this nation's history.

Anonymous said...


Thank you for sharing our history.

Unknown said...

I want to trust this site but how do we know we're not going to get sued by the people you took these pictures from? Where are they from?

sookietex said...

Paul there is no need to fear litigation for use of these images. All photographs/images on this page and indeed the entire site adhere to copyright free legal standard based upon the dates they were originally taken and/or published. Click the individual photograph to proceed to where that information is provided. Thank you for visiting.

Keisha said...

This is a nice collection. I would like to be able to share these pics with otheers without having the ads as part of the package.

Unknown said...

Much thanks. From TeeJey in 2020

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