The collection (ca. 1910s to mid-1970s) depicts various forms of discrimination against African Americans in public spaces, public accommodations, businesses, schools and at work sites, and efforts to racially integrate these places, mainly from the late 1940s to the mid-1960s -- The collection consists of portraits and candid views of students who were either victims of discrimination or who participated in civil rights activities (late 1940s-1950s); views of oil refinery workers at a segregated work site; views of segregated transit services and facilities (1940s-1950s); views and portraits of segregationist politicians and officials; views of local businesses, public spaces and facilities displaying "Jim Crow" signage (1940s-early 1950s); views of court-ordered school busing (1960s-mid-1970s); and views of integrated classrooms and school facilities (late 1940s-1960s). Some views of protesters and civil rights activists are included. Portraits of civil rights figures may be found ... Read More
Western Connecticut State University - Archives and Special Collections
This collection is comprised of black-and-white, 8 x 10" photoprints most presumably ordered from the Library of Congress in 1972. Most of the images are part of the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information Collection and show African Americans in urban and rural settings during the Great Depression and World War II. Many of the images are available digitally from the American Memory collection at the Library of Congress: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/fsahtml/fahome.html. The collection also includes some presumably original photography and pre-Civil War and reconstruction images.