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Black civil rights activists march while segregationists protest

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Creator:Withers, Ernest C., 1922-2007
Title:Black civil rights activists march while segregationists protest
Date:1960
Description:

Black-and-white photograph from 1960 of civil rights demonstrators and white segregationists protesting on Main Street in Memphis, Tennessee. The primarily African American demonstrators carry signs calling for "Education and jobs now" while the white segregationists carry signs asking "How many of these Negroes have illegitimate 'child's' and collect welfare checks?" A white policeman stands between the two demonstrations.

The University of Tennessee Libraries (Knoxville, Tennessee) is the digital publisher.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Image
Subjects:Civil rights movements--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | African American civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights workers--Tennessee--Memphis | Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Civil rights--Tennessee--Memphis | African Americans--Tennessee--Memphis | Men, White--Tennessee--Memphis | White supremacy movements--Tennessee--Memphis | Protest marches--Tennessee--Memphis | Demonstrations--Tennessee--Memphis | Picketing--Tennessee--Memphis | Signs and signboards--Tennessee--Memphis | Central business districts--Tennessee--Memphis | Police--Tennessee--Memphis | Segregationists--Tennessee--Memphis | White supremacy movements--Tennessee--Memphis | Shelby County (Tenn.) | Memphis (Tenn.)
Collection:Memphis civil rights photograph collection
Institution:Memphis Public Library's Memphis and Shelby County Room
Contributors:Memphis Public Library. Memphis and Shelby County Room
Online Publisher:Knoxville, Tenn. : University of Tennessee, Knoxville in association with Memphis Public Library | Volunteer Voices (Project) | 2006-09-06
Original Material:

Memphis Civil Rights Photograph Collection, Memphis Public Library, Memphis, Tennessee

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Persistent Link to Item:http://idserver.utk.edu/?id=200700000001420