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The Long Road: From Selma To Ferguson


Rashaad Davis, 23, backs away as St. Louis County police officers approach him with guns drawn and eventually arrest him, Ferguson, Missouri, August 11, 2014
Rashaad Davis, 23, backs away as St. Louis County police officers approach him with guns drawn and eventually arrest him, Ferguson, Missouri, August 11, 2014

July 3 through September 27, 2015

The exhibition comes at a time of heightened awareness, not only from the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march and the acclaimed film "Selma" but also as Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, and other American cities grapple with conflicts across the racial divide. The exhibition features iconic photographs from the historic 1965 march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama alongside images from many other important keystones of the civil rights movement, including recent protests in New York and Ferguson, Missouri.



Singer Marian Anderson, denied use of a DAR hall because of her race, giving an Easter concert at the Lincoln Memorial, 1939 - Photo by Frances Miller

Federal troops escorting African American students to school during integration, September, 1957

Ernest Green with others of the "Little Rock 9" after Federal District Judge Ronald Davies' ruling upholding integration, Little Rock, September 20, 1957



Brown Sisters Walk to School, Topeka, Kansas, 1953. Photograph by Carl Iwasaki

James Meredith with US Marshals, Oxford, Mississippi, 1962

African American student, James H. Meredith, interviewed after registering at Mississippi University, following the night of anti-integration riots. Oxford, Mississippi January 1962



In a Show of Support that Brought Together Different Factions of the Movement, Civil Rights Leaders Joined the Funeral Procession for Medgar Evers, Mississippi, 1963

Anti-war protest,Washington, DC, 1968

March on Washington, 1963



Demonstrators during Civil Rights rally in front of the Washington Monument, 1963 - Photo by Francis Miller

Martin Luther King Jr at a rally in Detroit, 1963 - Photo by Francis Miller

Freedom Riders Julia Aaron & David Dennis sitting on board interstate bus as they and 25 others are escorted by 2 National Guardsmen holding bayonets, on way from Montgomery, AL to Jackson, MS, May, 1961 - Photo by Paul Schutzer



A sign in rear window of car in Philadelphia, Mississippi

Mrs. Chaney and young Ben, James Chaney funeral, Meridian, Mississippi, 1964

The Chaney family as they depart for the burial of James Chaney, Meridian, Mississippi, August 7, 1964



Sheriff Rainey, outside the church, on the day of James Chaney's funeral, Mississippi, August 7, 1964

Aerial view of the dam where the bodies of James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner were buried, August 8, 1964, near Philadelphia, Mississippi

Woman of the Klan bow their heads in prayer at a rally near Salisbury, North Carolina, 1965



Fire hoses aimed at Demonstrators, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963

Birmingham Protests, May 1963

Fire hoses turned on would-be rioters protesting integrated school, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1959 - Photo by Frances Miller



"White Women", Arkansas, 1961

Segregationists, St. Augustine, Florida, 1964

Supporters of Segregationist Realtors, Jefferson Park, Chicago, August 1966



Martin Luther King with Andrew Young, Ralph Abernathy, and John Lewis, Selma March, 1965

Selma crowd with State Troopers, 1965

On the Road, the Selma March, 1965



Rosa Parks, Selma March, 1965

Martin Luther King, Alabama, 1965

John Lewis, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1963



Entering Montgomery, Selma March, 1965

Boy with Flag, Selma March, 1965

"Vote", Selma March,1965



Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma, 1965

George Wallace in doorway, Tuscaloosa, 1963

"Stop Police Killings", Selma March, 1965



The Soiling of Old Glory

Richard and Mildred Loving, 1965

Mildred and Richard Loving, King and Queen County, Virginia in April 1965



1968 Olympics Black Power salute, by John Dominis ?Time Inc

American Nazi Party Demonstration, District of Columbia Stadium, Washington, DC, October 1, 1961

"Members of the American Nazi Party marching against desegregating the Washington Redskins, District of Columbia Stadium, Washington, DC, 1961



Cesar Chavez, California, 1974

Women's Rights March, New York, 1994

Women's Liberation March, Gloria Steinham, New York, 1970



Women in Parade Down 5th Avenue on the 50th Anniversary of the Passage of the 19th Amendment, New York, 1970 - Photo by John Olsen

"Kiss-In", Equal Rights March, Washington, DC, 1993

Commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, New York, 1971



Commemoration of the 1969 Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, New York, 1971

Feminists at a rally, Washington, DC, 1968

Barney, of Barney's Beanery, West Hollywood, CA, 1964



Children on Watts Street, 1966 (Burn, Baby, Burn)

Watts Window, 1966

Anti-Gun Rally, Chicago



Eric Garner Protest March, New York, 2014

"Will I Be Next", site of Eric Garner killing, New York, 2014

Members of the community gather on Shaw Boulevard in St. Louis for a vigil for Vonderrit Myers Jr. on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014



A man raises his hands in front of a row of St. Louis County police armored personnel carriers, Ferguson, Missouri, Aug. 11, 2014

Onlookers stand on West Florissant Avenue as an AutoZone burns early Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014 in Dellwood, Mo. A grand jury decided not to charge Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.

James Ford, Jr. approaches St. Louis County police to question them as to why they are choosing to block a section of West Florissant Avenue on Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 in Dellwood, Mo



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