Tag Archives: Civil Rights

1793: Cards for Equality

      Following the French Revolution and its toppling of the French monarchy, Urbain Jaume and Jean-Démosthène Dugourc conceived the idea of a new deck of playing cards that, like the revolutionaries, would toss out its “aristocracy” of Aces, Kings, … Continue reading

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1979: Brown v. Board

Milton Williams: Parade Thrills! Taken May 17, 1979, on the 25th anniversary of the US Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ruled that public schools could not be segregated.

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1968: I Had a Dream

Edward Biberman: I Had a Dream (1968)

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1973: 198 Methods

Gene Sharp  died last week. Sharp was a prolific theorist of nonviolent action whose writings have influenced anti-government resistance movements around the world. His work was profoundly shaped by the study of Gandhi and the labor and civil rights activist … Continue reading

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1955: Septima Poinsette Clark

After being fired from her job as a teacher for refusing to renounce her membership in the NAACP, Septima Clark became the Director of Education at the famous Highlander Center in Tennessee—a training school for civil rights activists and trade … Continue reading

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1961: Schizoanalysis

“The salvation of our world lies in the hands of the maladjusted.” MLK speaks at the 1961 Transportation Workers Union convention: There are certain words in every academic discipline which soon become stereotypes and clichés. Every [academic] discipline has its … Continue reading

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2004: Diane Abbott MP

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.

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