100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

From silent protests of 1917 on the streets of Manhattan to the recent massive unrest that followed the death of George Floyd — these are included in the history of photography forever imprinted a long and violent struggle of African Americans for racial justice.

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Silent parade in NYC to protest against police abuse of black men during the riots in St. Louis, 1917

More than 3,000 people participate in a protest in Washington, calling for an end to lynching in America, 1922

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Protesters in front of the Museum of the Daughters of the American revolution with a noose around his neck, 1934

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The inscription — "You could be next!"

The protesters held up signs and marching in protest against police brutality after the shooting of black men in Washington, D.C., July 16, 1938

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

A group of black young people before protests against racial injustice in the Harlem district of Baltimore, Maryland, August 1943

Police beat man leaving with a concert of Paul Robeson at the Golf club Old Hollow Brook, new York, 1949

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The activist Rosa parks fingerprinted after she refused the request of the driver to give up her seat to a white passenger in the bus section "for color", Montgomery, Alabama, 1956

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The black girl is Elizabeth Eckford goes to school after the adoption of the law on the abolition of separate education for "white" and "black" US citizens, 1957

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

A police officer talks to black protesters during the sit-in café in Oklahoma, 1958

Martin Luther king, Jr., speaks to demonstrators at the Lincoln Memorial during the March for jobs and freedom in Washington, August 1963

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Firefighters suppress protests in Birmingham, Alabama, may 1963. The protesters tried to draw attention to the problem of integration of African Americans in Birmingham

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Two black girls running from the police during the riots in the district of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, July 21, 1964

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The police translates across the bridge of the demonstrators "Marches from Selma to Montgomery" — a mass movement for voting rights of blacks, 9 March 1965. The day before police attacked the protesters, armed with batons and tear gas

Police drags one of the protesters arrested at the administration building of the school, where more than 1,000 protesters entered into a scuffle with the police, November 1967

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

A police officer and the students of Texas southern University (historically "Black College"), arrested during the civil unrest of may 20, 1967

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The Poor People's March (Poor People's March) in Washington organized by Martin Luther king, Jr., where citizens tried to gain economic justice for poor people in the United States, 1968

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

"I'm a man" — the officers of the National guard to suppress the civil rights movement in Memphis, 1968

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Athlete, Olympic champion Tommy Smith (center) and bronze medalist John Carlos at the award ceremony and raised his fists in protest against racism in the United States

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Members of the leftist organization the black "Black Panthers"marching in protest against the trial of the co-founder of the organization that Huey P. Newton in Oakland, July 22, 1968

"Alliance of women of the third world" (The Third World Women's Alliance) marching in support of Angela Davis, who the FBI has accused of conspiring to liberate the participants of the "Black Panthers", August 1970

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Demonstrators protest against the results of the trial in Howard beach, in which four white men were cleared of charges in the murder of Michael Griffith on racial grounds, December 1987

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Demonstration against police brutality in Oakland, 1985

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

A mother and child on the background of the riots that followed the arrest and beating of Rodney king in Los Angeles on 30 April 1992

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Seven thousand Haitians are marching in protest against ill-treatment of the new York police Lukoy Abner, who was arrested near the Brooklyn night club, August 1997

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Protesters marching from Brooklyn to Manhattan in new York, protesting against police brutality, 15 April 1999. The March began after police killed unarmed African immigrant Amadou Diallo

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Demonstration of "revenge for the ancestors", highlighting the history of black slavery in the United States, Philadelphia, July 3, 2002

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Protesters rally at Columbia University in new York, which began after the office door of a black teacher threw a loop, 2007

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The Americans, along with members of the city Council of new York city calling for justice after the murder of 17-year-old African-American teenager Trayvon Martin in March 2012. Guy shot by a white patrol volunteer George Zimmerman

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Demonstration about the killing of teenager Michael brown police in Ferguson, Missouri, August 2014

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The police displace the protesters from the business district into nearby neighborhoods in Ferguson, Missouri, August 2014

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The girl, protesting against the shooting of unarmed African-American Elton Sterling, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, July 9, 2016

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

People March on Hollywood Boulevard in protest against the decision not to indict the police officer involved in the death of African American Eric garner choking, Los Angeles, December 2014

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The players of "San Francisco forty Niners" raise fists in the air and down on a knee before the game in protest against racism in the United States, October 2016

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

The protesters have a Starbucks in Philadelphia, April 15, 2018. The school did not allow two African Americans who were sitting at the coffee shop to use the bathroom. Employees called the police. In the end, Starbucks apologized

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

A protest in connection with the death of an African-American George Floyd, new York, may 29, 2020

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Protest in connection with the death of George Floyd, Minneapolis, may 30, 2020

100 years of protest: chronicle of the struggle of African Americans for racial justice

Protest in connection with the death of George Floyd, Minneapolis, may 31, 2020

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