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Stuart Pearson Wright: Diane Abbott MP (2004); in 1987, Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament. See a video of her talking about this portrait here.
Spider Martin: Jim Letherer on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in 1965. Letherer was a civil rights activist from Saginaw, Michigan. He lost a leg to bone cancer as a boy, and it was his own experience growing … Continue reading
“Knock Him Out! Labor Can Do It.” Poster by Bernard Seaman. CIO Committee to Abolish Racial Discrimination, 1951. (source)
MLK preaches on July 4, 1965, two years after the March on Washington: About two years ago now, I stood with many of you who stood there in person and all of you who were there in spirit before the … Continue reading
It may appear to those whom I have the honor to address a singular taste for me, an Indian, to take an interest in the triumphal days of a people who occupy, by conquest or have usurped, the possessions of … Continue reading
What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July? I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim. To him, … Continue reading