Integrating North Carolina

Dorothy Count and three other black students became the first African Americans to integrate a major Charlotte, N.C. high school in 1957. But it wasn’t easy, and Count’s parents eventually sent her to another state to finish school. See how a photo captures her experience.

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Miss America Protest

Welcome to the No More Miss America Protest, one of the most famous and, in some regards infamous, Women’s Rights protests in American History. Learn more about the protests and see how photographs capture the aura of the day.

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Elaine Brown and the Black Panthers

Elaine Brown was the first and only woman to lead the infamous Black Panthers’ Party. See a photograph of Brown leading a Black Panther’s meeting.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. at the National Mall

This powerful image, taken on the day Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his famous, groundbreaking “I Have a Dream” speech on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., demonstrates how strong the Civil Rights movement had become by the time he made this speech.

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Rosa Parks at a Police Station

In this image, Rosa Parks is getting fingerprinted at the police station.  One can see a number of rhetorical strategies and purposes employed in this image.

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