• Dr. Ralph Jackson and Sam Evans

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  • Lumberjacks

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    Lumberjacks chopping down a tree in a field near Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    African-American Memphians on the levee during the flood. The caption is, "Home on the Levee." One of a series of photographs of the 1912 flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Civil rights marchers picket Cotton Carnival

    Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007

    Civil rights marchers picket segregated Cotton Carnival.Sign in forefront reads, Why spend your money at a Segregationist Second-Rate Carnival.

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  • Strikers

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  • Protesters

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  • Sawmill

    Poland, Clifford Hoyte, 1882-1939

    The interior of a sawmill. Two African American workers are loading planks of wood while a supervisor looks on from above.

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  • Refugees at Camp Crump

    African American Memphians at Camp Crump, a temporary relief shelter built after the flood of 1912, which forced them out of their homes.

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  • Scene from Hallelujah!

    This photograph is titled, "Scene from Hallelujah!". This picture shows a scene filmed in Memphis, Tennessee. Hallelujah! was the first all-black musical. The scene was filmed on Lenow St. in the LeMo…

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  • Protesters

    protesters w/ picket signs.

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  • March to support 1969 school boycott

    Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007

    March down Beale Street to support the school boycott in 1969. Pictured are (L to R): Jesse Epps, Ralph Jackson, Maxine Smith, Ezekial Bell, and Adjua Naantaanbuu. Signs read (L to R): "[Matter Not] H…

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  • MLK at Mason Temple

    Martin Luther King, Jr. speaks at Mason Temple, 3-68.

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  • Memphis Flood of 1912

    Coovert, J. C

    African-American Memphians on the levee during the flood. One of a series of photographs of the 1912 Memphis flood taken by photographer J.C. Coovert.

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  • Georgia Woodruff

    This photograph is titled, "Georgia Woodruff". Georgia Woodruff, Memphian and member of the Dixie Jubilee Singers, with Director King Vidor and other cast members of Hallelujah!. The film was the firs…

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  • Sanitation Strike

    Major Pearson with M14 infa red sight.

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  • Black civil rights activists march while segregationists protest

    Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007

    Black civil rights activists march while segregationists protest, on Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee.

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  • Maxine A. Smith at downtown business boycott

    Maxine A. Smith at downtown business boycott. She was Executive Secretary of the Memphis branch of the NAACP.

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  • Joseph Pasley and T.O. Jones

    Joseph Pasley and T.O. Jones, 2-68.

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  • Dixie Jubilee Singers

    This photograph is titled, "Dixie Jubilee Singers". The Dixie Jubilee Singers were cast in the film "Hallelujah!," the first all-black musical. Scenes from the film were filmed in Memphis, Tennessee.…

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  • Cotton warehouses

    View of a cobblestone road lined with cotton warehouses and cotton bales out front. There is a man sitting on one of the bales to the left, and stares across the street towards some billboard advertis…

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