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Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". Even using his mafia ties to help get labor unions behind JFK because he knew they shared the same opinions on equal rights.

Frank Sinatra was a big activist in the civil rights movement, refusing to stay at hotels that didn't allow "Blacks". On the flip side you have Elvis Presley"so called king " Who willingly stole music that's was recorded by African American artist first.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago, showboating in a pool match with local civil rights leader Al Raby.

Martin Luther King playing pool who knew MLK could be such a bad ass.

Malcolm X :)

Remembering African-American Muslim minister and human rights activist Malcolm X (May 1925 – February born Malcolm Little and also known as El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz.

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Best Black History Quotes: Dick Gregory on the Civil Rights Movement "This isn't a revolution of black against white; this is a revolution of right against wrong. And right has never lost" -- Dick Gregory

Time magazine, June 28, 1968 — Aretha Franklin by Boris Chaliapin

Singer Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, June 1968 and one of Time's most popular covers. Time a popular magazine and I just thought about TIME, thought about the Queen of Soul, this illustration brought music and magazine together.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

My Life as A Young Southern Prep

Rest in peace. Via (red): "We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture - THE BLACK POWER SALUTE Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised black-gloved fists when the United States national anthem was played during their medal ceremony at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City.

The National Museum of African American History and Culture

A curated walk through the hallways of the newest Smithsonian museum before it opens next week. 13 years in the making, it attempts to depict the pain and pride of the black experience in America.

This photograph is capturing and recording history from the Civil Rights Movement. The picture is depicting police brutality. Is it up to the photographer to save the person from being beaten or for them to document the event so they may share the image and impact other people? http://photos.state.gov/galleries/usinfo-photo/39/civil_rights_07/

civil rights police brutality civil rights movement 1964 I've seen a lot of real, actual police brutality in my life.

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