We Shall Overcome: Photographs from America's Civil Rights Era

January 15, 1998 – February 8, 1998

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, West Wing, Documentary Photo Gallery Floor Plan

See 80 photographs that focus on the key events and personalities of the Civil Rights Era (1954-1968). Voter registration drives, literacy training, marches, and acts of civil disobedience document the endeavors of American activists to uphold the promise of the Constitution. Photographs of activists include Martin Luther King Jr., Fannie Lou Hamer, Julian Bond, Medgar Evers, James Baldwin, Gordon Parks, Charles Moore, Bob Adelman, Leonard Freed, Matt Herron, Bob Fitch, and Robert Sengstacke.