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Amiri Baraka and comrades

Amiri Baraka and comrades

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Amiri Baraka (center) with musicians and actors at entrance of Spirit House, Newark, New Jersey, 1966.

Angela Davis

Angela Davis

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Angela Davis speaking to a crowd in Raleigh, North Carolina,1974.

Attica Uprising

Attica Uprising

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Attica Prison Uprising, 1968.

Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde

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Civil Rights March Signs

Civil Rights March Signs

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Demonstrators carry signs down Constitution Avenue during the March on Washington, 8/28/63.

Civil Rights Protestor Attacked by Dogs

Civil Rights Protestor Attacked by Dogs

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Civil Rights protestor Walter Gadsden attacked by police dogs in Birmingham, Alabama, 1963.

Demonstrators

Demonstrators

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Protesters, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., march through Albany, Georgia, in 1961, led by MLK.

Dutchman

Dutchman

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Still from Amiri Baraka᾿s play, Dutchman

Eldridge Cleaver

Eldridge Cleaver

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Freedom Riders

Freedom Riders

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Freedom Riders with National Guard, 1961.

Front of Black Panther Headquarters

Front of Black Panther Headquarters

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Black Panther Party Headquarters, with Huey Newton Enthroned poster at center, in Oakland, California, 1968.

Haki Madhubuti

Haki Madhubuti

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Ishmael Reed

Ishmael Reed

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John Carlos and Tommie Smith, 1968 Olympics

John Carlos and Tommie Smith, 1968 Olympics

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John Carlos and Tommie Smith with raised fists on Awards Podium at Olympic Stadium, Mexico City; 1968. Australian competitor Peter Norman, wearing human rights badge, is at far left. (John Dominis, AP)

June Jordan

June Jordan

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Malcolm X

Malcolm X

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Malcolm X speaking in Harlem, 1964. This iconic poster references his speech, "By Any Means Necessary," delivered on February 14, 1965 at Detroit’s Ford Auditorium the night his New York home was firebombed.

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. meeting Malcolm X in the U.S. Capitol, 1964.

March on Washington

March on Washington

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Martin Luther King, Jr. photographed waving to demonstrators at the March on Washington, 1963.

Martin Luther King, Jr., arrested in Montgomery

Martin Luther King, Jr., arrested in Montgomery

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Martin Luther King, Jr. arrested in Montgomery, Alabama 1958.

Michaux’s House of Common Sense and Home of Proper Propaganda

Michaux’s House of Common Sense and Home of Proper Propaganda

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Lewis Michaux’s House of Common Sense and Home of Proper Propaganda in Harlem, 1964.

Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali

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Muhammad Ali (then popularly known as Cassius Clay) triumphant over fallen Sonny Liston in the first round of "Clay/Liston II"; Lewiston, Maine, 1964. (Neil Leiffer)

Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni

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OBAC᾿s Wall of Respect

OBAC's Wall of Respect

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The Organization of Black Culture’s "Wall of Respect"; Chicago, 1967. (OBAC’s Visual Culture Workshop; The Block Museum)

Reflecting Pool

Reflecting Pool

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The crowd assembling around the Reflecting Pool during the March on Washington, 1963.

Ruby Bridges

Ruby Bridges

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Ruby Bridges integrating all-white William Frantz Elementary School in New Orleans, Louisiana under protection of U.S. Marshals in November, 1960.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing rubble

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing rubble

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing. Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Rubble seen through bombed-out basement window.

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing victims

Sixteenth Street Baptist Church Bombing victims

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Sixteenth Street Baptist Church bombing, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963. Victims from left to right: Denise McNair; Carole Robertson; Addie Mae Collins; Cynthia Wesley.

Sonia Sanchez

Sonia Sanchez

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"The Liberation of Aunt Jemima"

"The Liberation of Aunt Jemima"

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Betye Saar, "The Liberation of Aunt Jemima," 1972