Photo, Print, Drawing NAACP photographs of civil rights marches, demonstrations, and lobbying activities to promote civil rights legislation at the national and local levels

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Title
NAACP photographs of civil rights marches, demonstrations, and lobbying activities to promote civil rights legislation at the national and local levels
Summary
Primarily marches, demonstrations, and meetings on civil rights issues. Includes one image of the Silent Protest parade of 1917 (New York, N.Y.), the Prayer Pilgrimage of 1957 and the Civil Rights Assembly of 1956 at Washington, D.C.; color snapshot views of the Selma, Ala., march of 1965. Miscellaneous subjects include a photo of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., speaking at a labor rally in New York City; Korean War veterans picketing for civil rights in front of the Robert E. Lee Hotel at unidentified location; branch members in Detroit marching in a parade to protest segregation; several photos of Roy Wilkins celebrating his birthday at the 5th Statewide Fair Practices & Civil Rights Conference of 1966; NAACP executives Walter White, Clarence Mitchell, Roy Wilkins, and Channing Tobias, meeting with Presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy about civil rights legislation. Includes snapshots documenting a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) sponsored memorial walk for slain civil rights activist William Moore showing young civil rights activists walking and resting along the march route. Other civil rights leaders depicted: A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Prayer Pilgrimage.
Created / Published
1917-1966, bulk 1950-1963.
Subject Headings
-  King, Martin Luther,--Jr.,--1929-1968
-  Mitchell, Clarence M.--(Clarence Maurice),--Jr.,--1911-1984
-  Powell, Adam Clayton,--1908-1972--Public appearances--New York (State)--New York
-  Randolph, A. Philip--(Asa Philip),--1889-1979
-  Tobias, Channing Heggie,--1882-1961
-  White, Walter,--1893-1955
-  Wilkins, Roy,--1901-1981
-  National Association for the Advancement of Colored People--Riots & demonstrations--United States--1910-1970
-  Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)--Riots & demonstrations--Southern States--1910-1970
-  Congress of Racial Equality--Riots & demonstrations--Southern States--1910-1970
-  African Americans--Civil rights--United States--1910-1970
-  Demonstrations--United States--1910-1970
-  Civil rights--United States--1910-1970
-  Civil rights leaders--United States--1910-1970
Headings
Gelatin silver prints--1910-1970.
Group portraits--1910-1970.
Portrait photographs--1910-1970.
Genre
Portrait photographs--1910-1970
Group portraits--1910-1970
Gelatin silver prints--1910-1970
Notes
-  Arrangement: Organized into three subject categories: Civil rights conferences; Legislation and political action; Marches and rallies.
-  Collection finding aid available.
-  Includes a 12p. program booklet and 1 admission ticket from the NAACP West Coast Region Civil Rights Rally in Oakland, Calif., 1960.
-  Includes preservation photocopies of newspaper articles about the rally and one original clipping from the March 1949 issue of the Amsterdam News announcing a rally at the Manhattan Center, New York, N.Y.
-  Most images bear original handwritten or typed identifications.
-  The following photographers work is included in this LOT: Calvin L. Harrell (7 photos) and Maurice Sorrell (8 photos).
-  Many images cropped or otherwise marked for publication.
-  Includes a photocopy print made from an original NAACP negative (negative series LC-NA24) by the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service in 1994.
-  Lot title devised.
-  Forms part of: Visual materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records (Library of Congress).
Medium
98 photographic prints : gelatin silver, 4 photocopies ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller.
Call Number/Physical Location
LOT 13099 (F) USE MICROFILM [P&P]
Source Collection
Visual materials from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People records (Library of Congress)
Library of Congress Control Number
95516562
Rights Advisory
Publication may be restricted. For information see "Visual Materials from the NAACP ...," http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/086_naa.html
Language
English
Online Format
image
Description
98 photographic prints : gelatin silver, 4 photocopies ; 8 x 10 in. or smaller. | Primarily marches, demonstrations, and meetings on civil rights issues. Includes one image of the Silent Protest parade of 1917 (New York, N.Y.), the Prayer Pilgrimage of 1957 and the Civil Rights Assembly of 1956 at Washington, D.C.; color snapshot views of the Selma, Ala., march of 1965. Miscellaneous subjects include a photo of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., speaking at a labor rally in New York City; Korean War veterans picketing for civil rights in front of the Robert E. Lee Hotel at unidentified location; branch members in Detroit marching in a parade to protest segregation; several photos of Roy Wilkins celebrating his birthday at the 5th Statewide Fair Practices & Civil Rights Conference of 1966; NAACP executives Walter White, Clarence Mitchell, Roy Wilkins, and Channing Tobias, meeting with Presidents Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy about civil rights legislation. Includes snapshots documenting a Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) sponsored memorial walk for slain civil rights activist William Moore showing young civil rights activists walking and resting along the march route. Other civil rights leaders depicted: A. Philip Randolph and Martin Luther King, Jr., at the Prayer Pilgrimage.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/95516562
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NAACP photographs of civil rights marches, demonstrations, and lobbying activities to promote civil rights legislation at the national and local levels. New York United States, 1917. to 1966, Bulk 1950 to 1963. Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/95516562/.

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(1917) NAACP photographs of civil rights marches, demonstrations, and lobbying activities to promote civil rights legislation at the national and local levels. New York United States, 1917. to 1966, Bulk 1950 to 1963. [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/95516562/.

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NAACP photographs of civil rights marches, demonstrations, and lobbying activities to promote civil rights legislation at the national and local levels. to 1966, Bulk 1950 to 1963. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/95516562/>.

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