Children In Civil Rights Photography

My research on the children and youth portrayed in images created during the 1950s and 1960s civil rights movement provides a historical context to understanding young people’s participation as social and political agents and contemporary visual culture.

An online research portal is currently under construction at

a temporary listing of resources is included below.

Archival Resources

African Americans in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1963-1974
to see images, click on “view online items”
#* Civil Rights In Mississipi Digital Archive
Manuscripts and Photographs section, click “finding aid available here”. Many items are unprocessed. Look for “scanned images” links.

* Ole Miss Archives
#o “We Cannot Walk Alone:” Images and History of the African-American Community. Lafayette County, Mississippi
#o Segregation Through the Lens: African American Schools in Mississippi before Integration
#o Organizations & Clubs 
#* The King Center Photo and Video Archive
Photographic and Video documentation of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Independent Resources

Veterans of the Civil Rights Movement – Images of a Peoples’ Movement
Click on “Photo Album” link for extensive photographic resources.
Bobby Seale – The Black Panther Party Photo Tour
Civil Rights Images – Negro Artist

Professional Portfolio Sites

Take Stock Civil Rights Collection
#* John Philips Photography
Danny Lyon
* Jurgen Schadeberg: The 50′s in Black and White

Fine Arts

Romare Bearden Foundation – Bearden’s Art
The David C. Driskell Center
Faith Ringgold – Images
#* In This Place
Slideshow of Afro-Canadian art from Nova Scotia
Benny Andrew