Civil Rights -- A Long Road
Photographers working in the 1930s and 1940s for the Farm Security Administration documented social and economic conditions experienced by African Americans that called out for redress. In the following decades, news photographers and participants captured many facets of the evolving civil rights movement. This album does not include the most iconic photographs from the era, most of which may still be under copyright. But it does show the many people and approaches involved in the campaign for equality in its most dramatic moments as well as its quieter ones.

Learn More:

• Explore a new online exhibit at the Library of Congress: “The Civil Rights Act of 1964”

• View a selection of images: “The Civil Rights Era in the U.S. News & World Report Collection” on the Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division site.

• Look through photographs made by Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information photographers of the many locations where people encountered signs enforcing racial discrimination in the 1930s and '40s.
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