dc1968

curated project commemorating the 50th anniversary of 1968 in dc

dedicated to bobby r. hale
29 march 1968 & #throwback thursday

29 march 1968 & #throwback thursday

#ThrowbackThursday Students picket in front of the White House on 8 November 1960 to demand that presidential candidates commit to civil rights.

The posters state:

"'Freedom' is spoken 100 Times in 'Great Debates' While Freedom is Denied In Our Lives"
"Discrimination Hurts America"
"Up From Slavery?"

Your comments are welcome below. Did you participate in this march? How was this coalition of students organized? Do you recognize anyone in this photo? You may comment privately here.

Photo source: Courtesy of DC Public Library. Photographer unknown. 

 

30 march 1968 & shaw residents fear 'urban renewal' is 'negro removal'

30 march 1968 & shaw residents fear 'urban renewal' is 'negro removal'

28 march 1968 & women's international league of peace and freedom

28 march 1968 & women's international league of peace and freedom