Organizing. [For Visual Communications]

The following blog post is a collection of photos displaying African American organizers.  The following have organized demonstrations and organizations that worked for racial equality. 

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Founding members of the Niagara Movement" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1905.  http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f226-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99    The photo above is of the founding members of the Niagara Movement. The group was organized by W.E.B. DuBois and William Monroe to create legal and economic equality for African Americans. The first meeting took place near Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada in 1905; hence why they called it the Niagara Movement.      

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Founding members of the Niagara Movement" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1905. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f226-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

The photo above is of the founding members of the Niagara Movement. The group was organized by W.E.B. DuBois and William Monroe to create legal and economic equality for African Americans. The first meeting took place near Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada in 1905; hence why they called it the Niagara Movement.  

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "UNIA Parade, organized in Harlem, 1920" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1920.  http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-7943-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99    Above is the Universal Negro Improvement Association parade in Harlem. The UNIA was organized by Marcus Garvey dedicated to racial pride, economic self-sufficiency, and the formation of an independent black nation in Africa. The particular parade in the photo took place in 1920.     

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "UNIA Parade, organized in Harlem, 1920" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1920. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47df-7943-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Above is the Universal Negro Improvement Association parade in Harlem. The UNIA was organized by Marcus Garvey dedicated to racial pride, economic self-sufficiency, and the formation of an independent black nation in Africa. The particular parade in the photo took place in 1920.

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Little Rock Nine and friends at NAACP's 49th annual convention in Cleveland, left to right, standing: Terrence Roberts, Thelma Mothershed, Gloria Ray, Jefferson Thomas, Kivie Kaplan, Minnijean Brown, Ernest Green, Mrs. L.C. Bates, Dr. James E. Levy; seated, Carlotta Walls, Melba Patillo and Elizabeth Eckford." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1958. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e0ab460-3606-4be6-e040-e00a18063fa6   The photo above is the Little Rock Nine and others at the 49th NAACP convention held in Cleveland, Ohio. The Little Rock Nine were the first Black students to integrate an all-white school.       

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Little Rock Nine and friends at NAACP's 49th annual convention in Cleveland, left to right, standing: Terrence Roberts, Thelma Mothershed, Gloria Ray, Jefferson Thomas, Kivie Kaplan, Minnijean Brown, Ernest Green, Mrs. L.C. Bates, Dr. James E. Levy; seated, Carlotta Walls, Melba Patillo and Elizabeth Eckford." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1958. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e0ab460-3606-4be6-e040-e00a18063fa6

The photo above is the Little Rock Nine and others at the 49th NAACP convention held in Cleveland, Ohio. The Little Rock Nine were the first Black students to integrate an all-white school.   

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Daisy Bates takes a walk - Activist Daisy Bates picketing with placard" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1957.  http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e0aac3d-a58d-b26d-e040-e00a1806380e    Daisy Bates was an activist and journalist, above she is pictured holding a sign protesting the Little Rock Integration crisis of 1957.  She was known of her work against it.     

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "Daisy Bates takes a walk - Activist Daisy Bates picketing with placard" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1957. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/8e0aac3d-a58d-b26d-e040-e00a1806380e

Daisy Bates was an activist and journalist, above she is pictured holding a sign protesting the Little Rock Integration crisis of 1957.  She was known of her work against it.

 

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "CORE demonstrators being arrested outside segregated movie theater showing "Goliath and the Dragon," at unidentified location, ca. 1960" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960.  http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/83d56b71-44fb-2a82-e040-e00a1806337f    The Congress of Racial Equality demonstrators are being arrested in the above photo. CORE is a Civil Rights organization that worked to create equality in America.  This particular demonstration was in front of a movie theater in 1960.     

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division, The New York Public Library. "CORE demonstrators being arrested outside segregated movie theater showing "Goliath and the Dragon," at unidentified location, ca. 1960" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1960. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/83d56b71-44fb-2a82-e040-e00a1806337f

The Congress of Racial Equality demonstrators are being arrested in the above photo. CORE is a Civil Rights organization that worked to create equality in America.  This particular demonstration was in front of a movie theater in 1960.