"Wilson Chinn, a sixty year old former slave was branded on the forehead with his owner’s initials, ‘V. B. M.’ Chinn is wearing a contraption and irons designed to prevent slave escapes. At lower left is a slave paddle. Ca. 1864. "
Statue of Jesus Christ smeared with brown paint during riots: Detroit Burning, 12th Street Riot (1967) Lee Balterman
On October 2, 1967, Thurgood Marshall, was sworn in as the first black justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. As chief counsel for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in the 1940s and ’50s, Marshall was the architect and executor of the legal strategy that ended the era of official racial segregation.
Lena Horne and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr at a party Ms. Horne gave in Dr. King’s honor in New York in 1963. Photo by Steve Schapiro.