Voices from the Southern Civil Rights Movement

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    Actions described include boycotts, sit-ins, voter registration drives, freedom rides, marches, and a host of direct action campaigns to confront segregation and discrimination.

    Movement activists include:

    Ralph Abernathy

    Ella Baker

    James Bevel

    Anne Braden

    H. Rap Brown

    Stokely Carmichael

    Leroy Clark

    Annie Devine

    James Farmer

    David Gelfand

    Dick Gregory

    Fannie Lou Hamer

    Tom Hayden

    Dorothy Height

    Myles Horton

    Charles Jones

    Martin Luther King, Jr.

    John Lowery

    Floyd McKissick

    Ronnie Moore

    Constance Baker Motley

    Karen Mulloy

    Rosa Parks

    Mary Peabody

    Joe Pfister

    Ed Pincus

    Charles Sherrod

    Ellen Siegel

    Priscilla Stephens

    Charles Steptoe

    James R. Walker, Jr.

    Melvyn Zarr

    Robert Zellner

    Howard Zinn

    Thomas J. O’Halloran, photographer. Alabama State College students speak with a reporter the day of a demonstration against segregation following the arrest of nine student sit-in leaders, Montgomery, Alabama, March 10, 1960.

    Courtesy of U.S. News & World Report Magazine Photograph Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress.


    Alan Gevinson

    AAPB Project Director, Library of Congress