The Long Civil Rights Movement: Photographs from the Ronnie Moore Papers, 1964 -1972

Description

This digital collection, funded by the Patrick F. Taylor Foundation, consists of photographs from the Ronnie Moore papers located at the Amistad Research Center. Moore is a civil rights activist and community development consultant who trained leaders in community organization, youth development, cultural diversity, and team building. Moore was the field secretary in the South for the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and the executive director of the Scholarship, Education and Defense Fund for Racial Equality, Inc. (SEDFRE). These photographs were collected by Moore in his roles with CORE and SEDFRE.

The Ronnie Moore digital collection captures the political and social empowerment of African Americans in the South during the 1960s. Images of CORE activists, and the African American populations they served, are displayed in photographs of voter registration drives in Florida and South Carolina, freedom schools in Mississippi, and direct protest demonstrations in Louisiana and North Carolina. Images from Moore’s work with SEDFRE emphasize the economic activism carried out by African Americans during the late 1960s and 1970s in Northern states such as New Hampshire, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Indiana, and Maryland. Other economic initiatives depicted are farming cooperatives in Louisiana, job training for youth and adults in Mississippi, and the 1968 Poor People’s Campaign in Washington D.C.

Most importantly, Moore’s photographs exhibit a shift in the Civil Rights Movement from direct protests targeting disenfranchisement and segregationist practices in the 1960s, to federally funded programs that were created to raise the economic viability of African Americans in the 1970s.

Students, teachers, researchers, and others are encouraged to contact the Center about this digital collection and the Ronnie Moore papers. For more information, please visit the Center’s website at http://www.amistadresearchcenter.org/.

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Farmer Oreliana Citizen at his farm
Farmer Oreliana Citizen at his farm., reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Fayette, Miss. 1971
Three men working on and staining wood at the Vocational Training Center in Fayette, Mississippi. Label on photograph reads: "Fayette, Miss. 1971.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Fayette, Miss. 1971
Man paints a wooden surface at the Vocational Training Center in Fayette, Mississippi." Label on photograph reads: "Fayette, Miss. 1971.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Five white men protesting
Label reads: "Harassment." Five white men protesting civil rights demonstration. Likely Bogalusa, Louisiana, 1964., reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Frank Robinson, CORE Field Secretary
Label on photograph reads: "Jasper County, South Carolina, July 1965. CORE field secretary, Frank Robinson.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Freedom rally at the Burnside Farm
Label reads: "Neshoba County, Mississippi, October 11, 1964. Freedom rally at the Burnside Farm.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Gadsden County 1
Girl with tire. Label on photograph reads: "Gadsden County, Quincy, Florida, July, 1965.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Gadsden County 2
Photograph of woman holding a child. Label on photograph reads: "Gadsden County, Chattahoochee, Florida, July, 1965.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Gadsden County 3
Photograph of woman holding a child . Label on photograph reads: "Gadsden County, Chattahoochee, Florida, July 1965.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Gary Youth Forum Development Program 1
Label on photograph reads: "Project: Concentrated Employment Program Training and Sensitivity Program. Project: Gary Youth Forum Development Program. Benefits: Leadership Development. Responsible Agency: Gary Youth Forum. Other Agencies Involved: Gary Public Library.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Gary Youth Forum Development Program 2
Label on photograph reads: "Project: Gary Youth Forum Development Program. Benefits: Leadership Development. Responsible Agency: Gary Youth Forum. Other Agencies Involved: Gary Public Library.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Gary Youth Forum Development Program 3
Label on photograph reads: "Project: Gary Youth Forum Development Program. Benefits: Leadership Development. Responsible Agency: Gary Youth Forum. Other Agencies Involved: Gary Public Library.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
The Georgia-Alabama State Line
Label on photograph reads: "The Georgia-Alabama State Line. 1963. Robert Gore.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Grand Marie Co-op officer
Label reads: "Opelousas, La. May 31, 1966. An officer of the Grand Marie Co-op.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Grand Marie Co-op Sign 1
Label reads: "Opelousas, La. May 31, 1966. Poster of the Grand Marie Co-op.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Grand Marie Co-op Sign 2
Label reads: "Opelousas, La., May 31, 1966. Signs used by the co-op to teach its members about cooperative principles, etc.. 272-10.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Grave of James E. Chaney
Label on photograph reads: "REST HAVEN MEMORIAL GARDENS CEMETRY OUTSIDE MERIDIAN, August 8, 1964. Grave of James E. Chaney.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Greene County Election
Label on photograph reads: "Green County, Alabama, Election, November 3, 1970.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Group in the Louise Berliner King Auditorium
Group of men and women in the Louise Berliner King Auditorium., reference@amistadresearchcenter.org
Group of boys with boxes
Label reads: "Philadelphia, Mississippi, August 19, 1964.", reference@amistadresearchcenter.org

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