mage: Voter Registration at a Beauty Shop, Mississippi, Charles Moore, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.

mage: Voter Registration at a Beauty Shop, Mississippi, Charles Moore, Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture.

Policemen Use Police Dogs During Civil Rights Demonstrations, Birmingham Protests.   Source: Smithsonian Museum, Photographer: Charles Moore, http://www.si.edu/Termsofuse

Policemen Use Police Dogs During Civil Rights Demonstrations, Birmingham Protests. Source: Smithsonian Museum, Photographer: Charles Moore, http://www.si.edu/Termsofuse

Vera Mae Pigee with a customer in her Clarksdale beauty shop, c.1961. (Charles Moore photograph/ copyright Charles Moore Estate/BlackStar Inc.) | Vera Pigee owned and ran a beauty salon where she organized for the Civil Rights Movement, ran citizenship classes to teach literacy skills, and made a living. In her salon she talked about the movement with her clients, went through the voting registration papers with them, and organized events while she worked on their hair.

Vera Mae Pigee with a customer in her Clarksdale beauty shop, c.1961. (Charles Moore photograph/ copyright Charles Moore Estate/BlackStar Inc.) | Vera Pigee owned and ran a beauty salon where she organized for the Civil Rights Movement, ran citizenship classes to teach literacy skills, and made a living. In her salon she talked about the movement with her clients, went through the voting registration papers with them, and organized events while she worked on their hair.

African American protesters taunt a white police officer during a civil rights demonstration. Birmingham, Alabama, 1963.

African American protesters taunt a white police officer during a civil rights demonstration. Birmingham, Alabama, 1963.

Photographers pose with their famous photos - Charles Moore

Behind The Camera: Famous Photographers Hold Their Iconic Images

Photographers pose with their famous photos - Charles Moore

Crowd watches Birmingham protests; Birmingham, Alabama, May 3, 1963. Photograph by Charles Moore. (Charles Moore/Black Star)

How Photography Shifted the Balance of the Civil Rights Movement

Crowd watches Birmingham protests; Birmingham, Alabama, May 3, 1963. Photograph by Charles Moore. (Charles Moore/Black Star)

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