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Rosa Parks sits in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1956 after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled segregation illegal on the city's bus system. Behind Parks is Nicholas C. Chriss, a UPI reporter covering the event. United Press Association photo. December 21, 1965. New York World-Telegram & the Sun Newspaper Photograph Collection.
Ronald Martin, Robert Patterson, and Mark Martin stage sit-down strike after being refused service at an F.W. Woolworth luncheon counter, Greensboro, N.C. February 2, 1960. Copyprint. New York World-Telegram & Sun Photograph Collection. ©Bettmann/CORBIS.
Sit-in at Lunch Counter, Civil rights sit-in by John Salter, Joan Trumpauer, and Anne Moody at Woolworth's lunch counter. A crowd of people pours sugar, ketchup and mustard on them in protest. May 28, 1963. Photo origin: AP, Jackson Daily News, photographer Fred Blackwell.
Nellie Hunt and her daughter, Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Photographed by Cass Gilbert, ca. May 1954. ©Bettmann/CORBIS.
Students of Central High School in Little Rock, Ark., including Hazel Bryan, second left, shouts insults at Elizabeth Eckford, second right, walking past a line of National Guardsman, not shown, who blocked the main entrance of the school. Photo by Will Counts, Arkansas Democrat Gazette, September 4, 1957.
"Freedom Riders," sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality, gather outside burning bus in Anniston, Ala. Photographed by Joe Postiglione, May 14, 1961. ©Bettmann/CORBIS.
Charles Hamilton Houston.
Henry A. Wallace.