Supreme Court Case: Brown v. Board of Education. In the 1950's, schools were segregated by race. This case focused on students attending an all-white school after taking the issue all the way to the Supreme Court. I was too young to understand the politics of this decision, but watching the coverage on tv or those brave students being jeered at broke my heart at the time., and still does. A picture imprinted on my mind since childhood.
DISCRIMINATION: Here is a picture of a black and white girls holding hands at the beach. Segregation is what pretty much kept this from happening. The color of your skin shouldn't define your worth. In Maycomb, racism and discrimiantion is displayed through many ways. You should be treated the same no matter what race you are.
The accomplishments of African-American horsemen in the early years of the sport are often forgotten, but in the years between the Civil War and the turn of the century, they dominated the field. Blacks held key positions, from jockeys to trainers to racing stable owners. Overall, 15 of the first 28 Kentucky Derby winners were riden by black jockeys and 5 were trained by black trainers. The early 1900′s witnessed a mass exodus of African Americans out of the sport largely due to…
GORDON PARKS :: 1956, Segregation Story. Even though this is part of Gordon Parks' segregation story, we don't see this photo as segregation, it's not clear. it looks like either a rural area or somewhere near a beach from the sandy dirt in the foreground.
Painting The 'Epic Drama' Of The Great Migration: The Work Of Jacob Lawrence
This cartoon features a racehorse vs. plow horse metaphor and makes the case that the South was doing just fine making gradual progress on "race relations," which is a euphemism for the Jim Crow status quo. Artist: Jon Kennedy, in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, May 17, 1954
Infographic: A Map Of Racial Segregation In America
Octavius Catto (1839-1871), freeborn Black educator, intellectual, and civil rights activist. "We must make a change." Organized Black volunteers for the Union army. Refused to get off a trolley car (90 years prior to Rosa Parks) where the presence of "colored" individuals was not desired, and eventually won the passage of a Pennsylvania law prohibiting segregation on transit systems in the state. Used baseball as a way to bring people together, regardless of race. After Pennsylvania…
A. Philip Randolph, leader in the Civil Rights Movement, the labor movement and socialist political parties. He organized & led the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, the 1st predominantly Black labor union and led the March on Washington. He also inspired the "Randolph" Freedom budget, which aimed to deal with the economic problems facing the Black community, particularly workers & the unemployed. After WWII, he pressured President Truman to end segregation in the armed services. R.I.P.