A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman's noose from a car as a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May 3, 1939. Despite the threats, 616 blacks voted.
Burial of the dead at the battle of Wounded Knee, S.D. [South Dakota].On reverse: Showing trench for burial of Indian dead in which were placed 84 men and 64 women and children, killed in affair with Big Foot's Siouxs at Wounded Knee, S.D. Dec. 29 1890.Photo by Northwestern Photo Co, Chadron, Nebraska.
Known as the Tower of Faces this three-story tower displays photographs from the Yaffa Eliach Shtetl Collection. Taken between 1890 and 1941 in Eishishok, a small town in what is now Lithuania, they describe a vibrant Jewish community that existed for 900 years. In 1941, an SS mobile killing squad entered the village and within two days massacred the entire Jewish population.
Heartbreaking moment in history. Jesse & Ruth Owens arrive home from the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Son of a sharecropper and grandson of slaves, Owens won a record 4 gold medals in the very presence of Adolph Hitler. Owens said, “When I came back to my native country... I couldn’t ride in the front of the bus. I had to go to the back door. I couldn’t live where I wanted. I wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler, but I wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with the President…