Unsung Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement

  • Cecil MooreMunicipal Government Official, Lawyer, Civil Rights Activist, Marine Corps Officer
    Credit: “Cecil Moore gets out of county prison Thursday morning”, Philadelphia Evening Bulletin Photograph Collection, Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA
  • Dorothy HeightCivil Rights Activist, Women’s Rights Advocate, Human Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
    Credit: Library of Congress. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-119481. [Height is shown here with the labor leader A. Philip Randolph, at a banquet c. 1970–1974.]
  • Howard FullerEducator, Civil Rights Activist, Community Activist
    Credit: Howard Fuller. [Pictured during his time as a community organizer in Durham, NC, 1960s.]
  • A. Leon HigginbothamJurist / Judge, Civil Rights Activist
    Credit: Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.
  • Ella BakerCivil Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
    Credit: Library of Congress, Prints & Photographs Division, Visual Materials from the NAACP Records [reproduction number, e.g. LC-USZ62-123456]
  • Fannie Lou HamerCivil Rights Activist
    Credit: Library of Congress, 1964. Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsc-01267.
  • James FarmerOrganization Founder / Official, Civil Rights Activist, Educator
    Credit: Library of Congress. World Telegram & Sun photo by Walter Albertin, 1963. Reproduction Number: LC-USZ62-119481.
  • Modjeska SimkinsHuman Rights Activist, Political Activist, Civil Rights Activist, Organization Founder / Official
    Credit: Modjeska Monteith Simkins Papers, South Caroliniana Library, University of South Carolina. [Originally commissioned by the National Park Service.]
  • Nettie AsberryPianist, Civil Rights Activist, Social Worker
    Credit: University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections, UW23184 (Nettie Asberry).

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