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Anniversary of the Civil Rights March from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, March 7, 2010.  Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Anniversary of the Civil Rights March from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama. Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, March Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Vernon E. Jordan working on a voter education project at the Southern Regional Council, Atlanta Georgia. Photo by Warren K. Leffler, June 15, 1967. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Vernon E. Jordan working on a voter education project at the Southern Regional Council, Atlanta Georgia. Photo by Warren K. Leffler, June Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

On August 28, 1963, 200,000 people participate in a peaceful civil rights rally in Washington, D.C., where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his "I Have a Dream" speech in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

August was one of the most important days for the civil rights movement. Over people gathered on the National Mall in Washington to hear Martin Luther King Jr. deliver his famous "I Have a Dream" speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Dedication ceremony at the Hank Aaron Boyhood Home Museum at the Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile, Alabama.  Photo by Carol M. Highsmith, April 14, 2010.  Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Dedication ceremony at the Hank Aaron Boyhood Home Museum at the Hank Aaron Stadium, Mobile, Alabama. Highsmith, April Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Fala, FDR's dog

Statue of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s dog, Fala, at the memorial to the president in Washington, D. Photo by Carol M. Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Earl Warren's reading copy of Brown opinion, May 17, 1954. Earl Warren Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress.  Exhibition: “With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty.”

Earl Warren's reading copy of Brown opinion, May Earl Warren Papers, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress. Exhibition: “With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty.

Morris Miller's grocery, 1700 Euclid Street, N.W., Washington, D.C.

Morris Miller's grocery, 1700 Euclid Street, N.

Selma, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Selma, Alabama - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Library of Congress Primary Source Documents Black woman holding a placard in a civil rights march

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The Louisiana Commission for the Blind held classes in this building starting in 1915. The lighthouse was built onto the existing building in 1924 and the organization later changed its name to the Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans. The building housed an art gallery when this photo was taken by Carol M. Highsmith. Carol M. Highsmith's America, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

In 1924 an out-of-place lighthouse was added to this existing building by the Lighthouse for the Blind in New Orleans, Louisiana

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