“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Life, 1954: “Baltimore School Riot:
Two school teachers & a local minister driving 3 black students home in a white convertible w. the top down, past cops passively controling a jeering crowd of white students after a day of anti-integration rioting at [High School].
Montgomery, Ala., 1955: “On December 1, 1955, seamstress Rosa Parks changed America forever when she was arrested for refusing to yield her seat to a white patron on a Montgomery, Alabama city bus.
Life, 1957: “Little Rock Integration
Four teenagers of the “Little Rock Nine” walking along sidewalk as they are turned away from entering Central High School by Arkansas National Guardsmen under orders fr. Gov. Orval Faubus.
Life, 1960: “Southern student leader, Bernard Lee, one of the lunch counter sit-in leaders, speaking at civil rights rally held at Statue of Liberty.”
Life, 1963: African Americans carrying signs, protesting discrimination during demonstration at rally.” Detroit, Michigan
Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., last speech, Memphis, Tn., April 3, 1968: “I’ve seen the Promised Land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight: We as a people will get to the Promised Land.”
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