Contents and Arrangement

Press Photographs of African American Civil Rights Leaders and Politicians, 1960s-1980s

2 folders

Collection Overview

Collection Description & Creator Information


Consists of a collection of forty-eight publicity and wire service press photographs of African American civil rights leaders and politicians issued between the 1960s and the 1980s. These images show Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Coretta Scott King (3 images), Dr. Leon H. Sullivan, Maynard Jackson, Dr. Ralph David Abernathy, Walter Washington, Vernon Jordan, Roy Innes, James Farmer, Sidney Poitier, Floyd McKissick, Thurgood Marshall, Patricia Harris, Roy Wilkins, Coleman Young, Dick Gregory, Dr. Nathan H. Wright, Eldridge Cleaver, Benjamin Hooks, Bobby Seale, Charles Evers (3 images), Whitney Young (3 images), Charles Rangel (2 images), Jesse Jackson (10 images), and Andrew Young (8 images). The majority of the photographs have captions, press sheets, or are otherwise identified. The collector is unknown.

Collection History

Archival Appraisal Information:

No materials were removed from the collection during 2022 processing.


Processing of this collection was sponsored by the Delafield fund.

Access & Use

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Conditions for Reproduction and Use:

Single copies may be made for research purposes. No further duplication of copies of material in the collection can be made when Princeton University Library does not own the original. Inquiries regarding publishing material from the collection should be directed to Special Collections Public Services staff through the Ask Us! form. The library has no information on the status of literary rights in the collection and researchers are responsible for determining any questions of copyright.

Credit this material:

Press Photographs of African American Civil Rights Leaders and Politicians; Collection of Press Photographs of African American Civil Rights Leaders and Politicians, C1701, Manuscripts Division, Department of Special Collections, Princeton University Library

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Storage Note:
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