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African American Civil Rights Movement: Images & Artifacts

Sample Images at MNHS

NAACP members picketing outside Woolworth's for integrated lunch counters, St. Paul, 1960People honoring Martin Luther King after his assassination, 1968People honoring Martin Luther King after his assassination, 1968President Lyndon Johnson signs the 1968 Civil Rights Act into law as a group of legislators, including Senator Walter Mondale, looks on, 1968Senator Walter Mondale meets with civil rights advocate and politician Charles Evers, 1971 Cecil Newman. Founder, editor and publisher of the & Minneapolis Spokesman and the & St. Paul Recorder. President of the Minneapolis Urban League and first Black President of the Minnesota Press Club, ca. 1965.

Sample Artifacts at MNHS

Civil rights button, 1965 Civil Rights March on Washington button, 1963 NAACP poster stamp, 1963 Kathleen McWatt campaign button, 1964


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