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American Alphabet

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US President Barack Obama went back in history to sit on the bus which Rosa Parks sat on during a fundraising event at the Henry Ford Museum in Michigan. Rosa Parks made history in December 1955 after she refused to move seats for a white passenger. Rosa Parks Bus, Barack Obama, Marie Curie, Grimm, Bus Boycott, Presidente Obama, Henry Ford Museum, First Ladies, Foto Blog

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Macon Phillips, of the Executive Office of the President, tweets this striking image of President Obama seated in the bus where Rosa Parks initiated her quest for civil rights.

Alli Coate Hand-lettering projects for Renaissance Church in Providence, RI American Alphabet, Portfolio Design, Renaissance, Hand Lettering, My Girl, Home Improvement, Craft Ideas, Graphic Design, Girls

Typographic Murals by Alli Coate | Graphic Design Portfolios

Typographic Murals by Alli Coate from her graphic design portfolios on Dripbook.

When a group of young women in rural Georgia were placed under lock and key after protesting segregation at the local library, photos like the one above, which was snapped through the bars by new journalism pioneer Danny Lyon, helped secure their release. African American Girl, American Girls, African Women, Coloured People, Civil Rights Movement, My Black Is Beautiful, Black People, Lyon, Black Girls

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"Leesburg, Georgia. Arrested for demonstrating in Americus, teenage girls. . .," no. 10 Photographs are from: Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement portfolio, 1994 Gelatin silver prints Prints & Photographs Division Gift of Emory E. Clark, 1996 (84.1 a,b)

Photograph shows a group of people, one holding a Confederate flag, surrounding speakers and National Guard, protesting the admission of the "Little Rock Nine" to Central High School. Little Rock Nine, American Alphabet, Stonewall Riots, Surround Speakers, Fantastic Voyage, Southern Heritage, Confederate Flag, National Guard, Night Club

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Photograph shows a group of people, one holding a Confederate flag, surrounding speakers and the National Guard, protesting the admission of the “Little Rock Nine” to Central High School, 1959.

makes the stage and its performers look very beautiful and, when necessary, moody. American Alphabet, Postmodernism, Travel Around, Stage, Beautiful, Post Modern History, Postmodern Literature

Taking Down the House

What would it be like to travel around in Trajal Harrell’s squirrelly postmodern brain? Circuits must crisscross, merge, restructure. Destination? Don’t ask. Enjoy the ride. The title of the lates…

First Lady Michelle Obama views The Slave Pen exhibit while touring the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, Feb. American Alphabet, Barack Obama Family, American First Ladies, Underground Railroad, My Favorite Image, Law School, Michelle Obama, Business Women, Presidents

Feb. 23, 2012: First Lady Michelle Obama views the Slave Pen exhibit while touring the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Pictured, from left, are: Dina Bailey, Associate Curator of the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center; Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory; Verna Williams; and Allison Singleton.

Photograph shows a young African American boy watching a white group of people, some carrying American flags, march past to protest the admission of the "Little Rock Nine" to Central High School, Little Rock Crisis, Little Rock Nine, Cc Cycle 3, First Day Of School, High School, Civil Rights Movement, National Guard, Library Of Congress, Colors

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"Little Rock, 1959. Mob marching from capitol to Central High" MEDIUM: 1 negative : film. CREATED/PUBLISHED: 1959 Aug. 20. CREATOR: Bledsoe, John T., photographer. FORMAT: Film negatives 1950-1960.