Poster, printed by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, questions the role of the Mississippi State Highway Patrol in violence against blacks. Courtesy, McCain Library and Archives, University of Southern Mississippi.
A young usher (far right), stands solemnly with religious, civil rights and labor leaders in front of the Lincoln Memorial during the National Anthem: (from left) Whitney Young Jr., Director of the National Urban League; Martin Luther King Jr., President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; Walter Reuther, President of the UAW; Eugene Carson Blake, Chief Executive Officer of the United Presbyterian Church and Rabbi Joachim Prinz, President of the American Jewish Congress, 1963.
Edgar Daniel Nixon, an Alabama Icon Date: Wed, *Edgar D. Nixon was born on this date in He was an African American civil rights leader and union organizer. He was one of the leaders behind the Montgomery Bus Boycott.