We Shall Overcome: Documenting the Road to Freedom

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Danny Lyon
John Lewis, Cairo, 1962
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Eddie Brown calmly being carried off by the Albany police, 1962
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Woman holds off a mob, Atlanta, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Clifford Vaughs, another SNCC photographer, is arrested by the National Guard, 1964
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Police, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Sheriff Jim Clark arrests two demonstrators who displayed placards on the steps of the federal building in Selma, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Entrance to the City Cafe, Selma, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
A sit-in at a toddle house in Atlanta, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Police Car Window, Atlanta, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Dr. Martin Luther King just before he speaks at Birmingham, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
SNCC workers stand outside the funeral: Emma Bell, Dorie Ladner, Dona Richards, Sam Shirah, And Doris Derby, Birmingham, Alabama, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
The University of Mississippi Campus when James Meredith tried to register as the first black student, 1962
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Lester MacKinney, Bernice Reagon, and John O'Neal wait to get in, 1962
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
The arrest of Taylor Washington, Lebs Restaurant, Atlanta, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
The Road to Yazoo City, Mississippi, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
A house in the Delta, Mississippi, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Bob Dylan gehind the SNCC Office, Greenwood, Mississippi, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
The windows of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where four fourteen-year-old-girls were killed by a KKK bomb, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Heavily armed members of the Alabama Highway Patrol make a show of force near the bombed Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Danny Lyon
Segregated drinking fountains in the country courthouse in Albany, Georgia, 1962
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Steve Schapiro
The Selma March, 1965
24 x 60 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 10

Steve Schapiro
On the Road, Selma March, Alabama, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Watching Selma March, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr. (with Flag), Selma March, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Jerome Smith, Mississippi (Clarksdale church), 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Rosa Parks on Selma March, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Andrew Young, MLK, Jr., and Ralph Abernathy in Wagon, Selma 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Marching for Voting Rights with John Lewis, Reverend Jesse Douglas, James Forman and Ralph Abernathy, Selma, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Troopers Watching Marchers, Selma to Montgomery, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Demonstrator (laughing) and Trooper, Philadelphia, Mississippi, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Entering Montgomery, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr. and Group Entering Montgomery, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Watching March from Street Corner, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr., (Megaphone), Selma, Alabama, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Crowd Praying on Steps of Church, Clarksdale, Mississippi, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
James Baldwin, God Is Love, New Orleans, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Montgomery Onlookers, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Boy with Flag (Close-Up), 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr. with Coretta Scott King, Selma March, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Selma Organizer, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 24 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 15
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr. with Advisors, Selma, AL, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
"Vote," Selma March, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Boy with Flag, Selma, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Stop Police Killings, Selma, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Selma Demonstrator with Trooper, 1965
20 x 24 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 15
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Looking Back, Selma March, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Woman in Window with Confederate Flag, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Uncle Sam, Selma March, Montgomery, Alabama, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Better with Coke, Watching Selma March, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
MLK Advisors, Jesse Jackson, James Bevel, Clarence Jones, and Andrew Young, Selma, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Marching from Selma, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Selma March, Flag, 1965
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
40 x 30 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Entering Montgomery (Wide Street View), 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Thank you Mr. Wallace, Montgomery, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Selma Marcher in the Rain, 1965
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 12

Steve Schapiro
Martin Luther King Jr.'s Motel Room Hours After He Was Shot, Memphis, Tennessee, 1968
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Combined Ed. 25
30 x 40 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 10

Flip Schulke
Coretta Scott King, Ebenezer Baptist Church, attending her husband's funderal, (LIFE cover) on April 19, 1968
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
Coretta Scott King and her daughters, Yolanda and Bernice, talk with a fellow parishioner outside Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograp

Flip Schulke
March on Washington demonstrators (with signs), 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
March on Washington, 1963
11 x 14 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
March on Washington, August 28, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
Martin Luther King, Jr., preaching at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, 1964
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
The police line during Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s march in Selma, Alabama, 1964
10-3/4 x 13-3/4 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
The bullet hole in Medgar Ever’s home where he was assasinated in Jackson, Mississippi, June, 1963
14 x 11 Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
Myrlie Evers at her husband's memorial service, June 15, 1963
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
First primary elections, Alabama, 1966
14 x 11 Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
Selma, 1964
10-1/2 x 13-3/4 Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph

Flip Schulke
Tear gas and tanks on the campus of the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mississippi, 1962
10-1/4 x 13 Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph

Stephen Somerstein
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking to 25,000 civil rights marchers at end of Selma to Montgomery, Alabama march, March 25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
State troopers arrayed on steps of Montgomery, Alabama State House. Officials on top steps, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March, March 25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Marchers, with boys holding their American flags, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March, March 25, 1965
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
40 x 30 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
On the Road to Montgomery: City College of New York (CCNY) students sleeping ovenight on bus to meet up with the Selma to Montgomery civil rights march, on March 24, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking before crowd of 25,000 civil rights marchers, in front of Montgomery, Alabama state capital building. Selma To Montgomery Alabama Civil Rights March, March 25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
People on street corner watching marchers, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March; March 23-25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
White hecklers yelling and gesturing at marchers, Selma to Montgomery Alabama Civil Rights March, March 24-26
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
40 x 30 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Rooftop troops guarding marchers passing in front of "The Brown Printing Company", Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March, March 24-26, 1965
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
40 x 30 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Selma to Montgomery civil rights marchers passing by house with people, African-American and white man holding small American flag in Montgomery, Alabama on March 25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Hecklers, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama civil Rights March, March 24-26, 1965
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
40 x 30 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Dr. Martin Luther King at head of march, with wife Coretta Scott King, John Lewis, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March, March 23-25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Crowd listening raptly to speech of Dr. Martin Luther King at the foot of State Capital. Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March 25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Andrew Young with hand over heart, after singing the National Anthem; Bernard King, and on right John Lewis, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March; March 25, 1965
20 x 16 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
40 x 30 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Joan Baez, folk singer, in front of State Troopers, Montgomery Alabama State House. Conclusion of Selma To Montgomery Alabama Civil Rights March, March 25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Young boys with "UAW" (United Auto Workers) paper hats, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March, March 23-25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Two mothers with children watching marchers on porch, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March, March 23-25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
Front line of marchers, Selma to Montgomery, Alabama Civil Rights March, March 24-26, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10

Stephen Somerstein
"Things Go Better With Coke" sign and multi-generational family watching marchers, Selma To Montgomery Civil Rights March, March 25, 1965
16 x 20 Silver Gelatin Photograph, Ed. 25
30 x 40 Archival Pigment Print, Ed. 10