Thursday, March 02, 2006

Civil Rights Photos- Unseen. Unforgotten.

The Birmingham News has an outstanding collection of never before published photos of the civil rights era on their website entitled Unseen. Unforgotten.

Five thousand photos dating from 1950-1965 were discovered in an equipment closet in November 2004 by Alexander Cohn, a former intern at the Birmingham News. In February 2006 the paper published a special eight page section with dozens of the newly discovered photos.

The website features many more photos, along with recordings of interviews with the original photographers, witnesses to the events, and participants in the civil rights movement. There are sections devoted to desegregating the schools, the freedom riders, civil disobedience, challenging segregation, and voting rights.

The study of Black History should not end on February 28! Check out this very moving website with its never before seen photos of the civil rights movement.

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