Black Freedom 1941 +

Sites, documents & video relating to the events of the modern civil rights movement from World War Two, to the Brown decision of 1954 to the successes and failures of the Civil Rights Movement and the death of King in 1968. Subsections will focus on different aspects of the struggle.

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Gordon Parks, 'The Restraints: Open & Hidden' Life (Sept 24th, 1956)
Gordon Parks, 'The Restraints: Open & Hidden' Life (Sept 24th, 1956)
Photographer Gordon Parks produced this photo essay with the writer Robert Wallace detailing the experience of life under segregation in Alabama. Both the interviews and the images reveal the pressures faced by the black community under the system of Jim Crow.