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Essential Lens: Analyzing Photographs Across the Curriculum

Change and Resistance: Civil Rights Movements Across the Nation #1037


A 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator, defying an anti-parade ordinance is attacked by a police dog on May 3, 1963. On the afternoon of May 4, 1963, during a meeting at the White House with members of a political group, President Kennedy discussed this photo, which had appeared on the front page of that day’s New York Times. Thousands of students re-created the march Thursday, May 2, 2013, in a peaceful march through downtown Birmingham.


A “National March on Boston,” sponsored by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), is held to commemorate the 21st Anniversary of the Supreme Court Decision banning segregated schools. Police estimated that some 5,000 to 7,000 walked from the Fenway area to the Boston Common, where hundreds more waited.


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