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Civil Rights Collection

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s

Colonial family banished from Puritan Massachusetts, 1600s
Punishing heretics by exiling them from Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s

Testimony at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s
Trial of a suspected witch at Salem, Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1692. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s

Free Soil versus slavery conflict in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas Free Soil " peace convention" at Fort Scott, Kansas, 1850s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Reconstruction upholding equal rights, 1868

Reconstruction upholding equal rights, 1868
Reconstruction depicted as equal rights reform, 1868. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass portrait. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s

Pro-slavery poster in Kansas, 1850s
Kansas poster calling for homesteaders to rally under pro-slavery governor Charles Robinson, 1850s. Printed color reproduction of a document

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Mob burning abolitionist Elijah Lovejoys print-shop, Illinois, 1835

Mob burning abolitionist Elijah Lovejoys print-shop, Illinois, 1835
Pro-slavery mob burning the print-shop of abolitionist Elijah P. Lovejoy, Alton, Illinois, 1835. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Cartoon about literacy tests in the South, 1870s

Cartoon about literacy tests in the South, 1870s
" The blakman orter be eddikated afore he kin vote with us wites" - cartoon about literacy tests, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Judge Lynch burning justice, cartoon of 1901

Judge Lynch burning justice, cartoon of 1901
Justice burned, entitled " Judge Lynchs Latest Victim, " 1901. Hand-colored woodcut of a 1901 W.A. Rogers cartoon

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Russian prisoners forced to work in Siberia, 1880s

Russian prisoners forced to work in Siberia, 1880s
Russian convicts returning at night from the mines in Siberia, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Senator Blanche K. Bruce

Senator Blanche K. Bruce
Blanche K. Bruce, first African-American to serve a full term as US Senator. Digitally colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Freed slaves escaping after the Emancipation Proclamation

Freed slaves escaping after the Emancipation Proclamation
Freed Negroes coming into the Union lines at Newbern NC, after the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Black family murdered by the KKK, 1870s

Black family murdered by the KKK, 1870s
Ku Klux Klan members shooting a black family in their cabin, 1870s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: KKK murderers visit a black familys cabin, 1800s

KKK murderers visit a black familys cabin, 1800s
Ku Klux Klansmen wrapped in sheets on a murderous raid in a black familys cabin, late 1800s. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Blacks in South Carolina legislature under Reconstruction

Blacks in South Carolina legislature under Reconstruction
Reconstructed South Carolina legislature, including African-American delegates, passing an appropriations bill, 1873. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Child accusing a Salem man of witchcraft

Child accusing a Salem man of witchcraft
Captain Alden accused by a child during the Salem witchcraft hysteria, 1690s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Suspected witch arrested by Massachusetts colonists, 1600s

Suspected witch arrested by Massachusetts colonists, 1600s
New England Puritans arresting an old woman accused of witchcraft, 1600s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Howard Pyle illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Giles Corey accused of witchcraft in Salem

Giles Corey accused of witchcraft in Salem
Giles Corey accused by a witness at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Salem witchcraft trial, 1692

Salem witchcraft trial, 1692
Witness testifying at the Salem witchcraft trials, 1690s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Anti-Chinese mob in San Francisco, late 1800s

Anti-Chinese mob in San Francisco, late 1800s
Denis Kearney inciting an anti-Chinese mob in San Francisco, late 1800s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Presidential candidate James Garfield defending former slaves

Presidential candidate James Garfield defending former slaves
Presidential candidate James Garfield as " the friend of the freedman, " 1880. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PPRE2A-00060

PPRE2A-00060
John Quincy Adams in Congress defending the right of petition. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Suffragettes in New York City, 1911

Suffragettes in New York City, 1911
Womens suffrage march on Fifth Avenue in New York, 1911. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: US Supreme Court hearing a Mississippi injunction case, 1867

US Supreme Court hearing a Mississippi injunction case, 1867
US Supreme Court under Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase hearing the Mississippi injunction case, 1867. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Blacks crushed by prejudice and violence after emancipation

Blacks crushed by prejudice and violence after emancipation
Immigrant, a southerner, and a businessman combine to declare the US to be " a white mans government, " 1868. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PPRT2A-00007

PPRT2A-00007
Andrew Hamiltons defense of John Peter Zenger, establishing freedom of the press in the American colonies, 1734-1735. Hand-colored halftone of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Suffragettes in New York City, 1912

Suffragettes in New York City, 1912
Suffragette marchers carrying portable speaker rostrums, New York City, 1912. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Communist demonstration broken up by New York police

Communist demonstration broken up by New York police
Communist workers driven from a demonstration in Tompkins Square by mounted police, New York City, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Russian political prisoners sent to Siberia, 1880s

Russian political prisoners sent to Siberia, 1880s
Russian prisoners marched on a muddy road to exile in Siberia, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Jews assaulted in Kiev, 1880s

Jews assaulted in Kiev, 1880s
Assault on Jews within sight of the Russian military in Kiev, 1880s. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Emancipation Proclamation explained to former slaves in Louisiana

Emancipation Proclamation explained to former slaves in Louisiana
US Army officer meeting with African-Americans in Louisiana after the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PBLA2A-00001

PBLA2A-00001
Capture of Nat Turner, leader of slave revolt in 1831. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PBLA2D-00001

PBLA2D-00001
Statue of Mary McLeod Bethune and African-American children, Lincoln Park, Washington DC. Digital photograph

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Voting rights cut away from a black Sampson, 1868

Voting rights cut away from a black Sampson, 1868
Southern Delilah cutting voting rights from a black Samson, 1868. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Thomas Nast cartoon

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Wife of Giles Corey tried for witchcraft in Salem

Wife of Giles Corey tried for witchcraft in Salem
Trial of Giles Coreys wife for witchcraft, Salem, 1692. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Suffragette parade leaders in New York City, 1912

Suffragette parade leaders in New York City, 1912
Suffragette parade marshals assembled in Washington Square, New York City, 1912. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PUSA2A-00050

PUSA2A-00050
Andrew Hamilton, lawyer who defended John Peter Zenger and helped establish freedom of the press in the US. Hand-colored woodcut of an illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Acquittal of John Peter Zenger, 1735

Acquittal of John Peter Zenger, 1735
John Peter Zenger celebrating his acquittal after trial for libel, colonial New York City, 1735. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century Darley illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Elderly Russian sentenced to hard labor, 1880s

Elderly Russian sentenced to hard labor, 1880s
Russian convict sentenced to hard labor in Siberia at age 65, 1880s. Hand-colored engraving reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Pro-Union meeting in Louisiana, 1866

Pro-Union meeting in Louisiana, 1866
Secret meeting of southern pro-Unionists in Louisiana, 1866. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Black voters in Richmond, Virginia, 1871

Black voters in Richmond, Virginia, 1871
African-American citizens voting in Richmond, Virginia, 1871. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: First black voters in Washington DC, 1867

First black voters in Washington DC, 1867
African-American election official supervising the first black voters in Washington DC, 1867. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: Emancipated slaves fleeing to Union-held soil, 1863

Emancipated slaves fleeing to Union-held soil, 1863
Former slaves reaching Union lines after the Emancipation Proclamation, 1863. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PBLA2A-00005

PBLA2A-00005
Dred Scott in 1857, who lost Supreme Court case and was returned to slavery after residing in a free state. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PBLA2A-00007

PBLA2A-00007
Booker T. Washington, president of Tuskegee Normal School, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PBLA2A-00010

PBLA2A-00010
Joseph Hayne Rainey, first black US Congressman, admitted to the House in 1871. Hand-colored halftone reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PBLA2A-00009

PBLA2A-00009
Hiram R. Revels, first black elected to the US Senate, 1870. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a photograph

Background imageCivil Rights Collection: PBLA2A-00011

PBLA2A-00011
Robert Smalls, Civil War hero and Union naval officer, African-American US Congressman from South Caroilina. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration



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