Image Archive

Bill Cosby.
Bill Cosby.
Dr. William H. Cosby speaks at Frederick Douglass High School during his visit to the school. Source: Scott King, United States Navy.
Reagan gives a televised address, July 1981.
Reagan gives a televised address, July 1981.
Reagan gives a televised address from the Oval Office, outlining his plan for Tax Reduction Legislation in July 1981. Source: Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, National Archives and Records Administration.
President Clinton signs the 1996 PRWORA legislation.
President Clinton signs the 1996 PRWORA legislation.
Onlookers include Secretary of Health & Human Services, Donna Shalala. Source: United States Federal Government.
Barbara Jordan, 1976 member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-Texas).
Barbara Jordan, 1976 member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-Texas).
Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC., U.S. News & World Report Magazine Collection [LC-U9-32512-12].
Photo location: SECTION 02: Black Politics
Harold Washington was elected first African American mayor of Chicago on April 12, 1983.
Harold Washington was elected first African American mayor of Chicago on April 12, 1983.
Harold Washington waving to the crowd on the night of his election as mayor of Chicago. Source: Brent Jones.
Photo location: SECTION 02: Black Politics
Celebrating the inauguration of Harold Washington, 1983.
Celebrating the inauguration of Harold Washington, 1983.
A man celebrating the inauguration of Harold Washington as mayor of Chicago, April 29, 1983. Source: Brent Jones.
Photo location: SECTION 02: Black Politics
Jesse Jackson speaks from PUSH headquarters.
Jesse Jackson speaks from PUSH headquarters.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks on a radio broadcast from the headquarters of Operation PUSH, [People United to Save Humanity] at its annual convention. July 1973. Source: National Archives and Records Administration.
Photo location: SECTION 02: Black Politics
Jesse Jackson, Jan 15th, 1975.
Jesse Jackson, Jan 15th, 1975.
Jesse Jackson surrounded by marchers carrying signs advocating support for the Hawkins-Humphrey Bill for full employment, near the White House, Washington, D.C. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC., U.S. News & World Report Magazine Collection [LC-U9-30656B-10].
Photo location: SECTION 02: Black Politics
Jesse Jackson speaking during an interview in July 1, 1983.
Jesse Jackson speaking during an interview in July 1, 1983.
When Jesse Jackson announced his candidacy in 1983, most established black elected officials opposed him. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, DC., U.S. News & World Report Magazine Collection [LC-U9-41583-29].
Photo location: SECTION 02: Black Politics
David Dinkins at the “New Yorker for New York City” Gala, February 2007.
David Dinkins at the “New Yorker for New York City” Gala, February 2007.
The Dinkins campaign effectively constructed a multiracial, multiclass coalition, not unlike that of Jesse Jackson; and in November 1989 Dinkins defeated Republican Rudolph Giuliani to become New York City's first African American mayor. Source: Steve Mack/S.D. Mack Pictures.
Photo location: SECTION 02: Black Politics
Angela Davis.
Angela Davis.
Angela Davis was a member of the Black Panther Party and SNCC, and also a radical feminist. She continues to struggle against racism and sexism. Source: Marc Monaghan.
Photo location: SECTION 03: Black Feminism
KRS-One performs.
KRS-One performs.
Source: Sean Coon.
Photo location: SECTION 04: Hip Hop
Common Sense.
Common Sense.
Hailing from the Southside of Chicago, Common Sense has enjoyed both commercial and underground notoriety. Particularly early in his career, Common attempted to bring a political and social awareness to his music. Source: Elizabeth Hinton.
Photo location: SECTION 04: Hip Hop
Mos Def.
Mos Def.
Source: Ty Liner.
Photo location: SECTION 04: Hip Hop
Sign in Durban that states the beach is for whites only under South African apartheid laws.
Sign in Durban that states the beach is for whites only under South African apartheid laws.
Source: Guinnog.
Photo location: SECTION 05: Apartheid
Protest at Columbia University, 1985.
Protest at Columbia University, 1985.
Students at Columbia University in the spring of 1985 protest the university’s failure to support divestment from the South African apartheid regime. Source: Arnie Saxe.
Photo location: SECTION 05: Apartheid
Louis Farrakhan.
Louis Farrakhan.
Louis Farrakhan, leader of the nation of Islam and former NAACP Executive Secretary Benjamin Chavis developed a plan to hold a national demonstration focused largely on the plight of African American males. Source: United States Federal Government.
Photo location: SECTION 07: The Million Man March
Million man march, Washington DC, 1995.
Million man march, Washington DC, 1995.
One of the main themes of the Million Man March was the promotion of brotherhood among Black men. Source: Joacim Osterstam.
Photo location: SECTION 07: The Million Man March
September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty.
September 11, 2001 attacks in New York City: View of the World Trade Center and Statue of Liberty.
Source: U.S. National Park Service.
Photo location: SECTION 10: 9/11 and the Iraq War
September 11, 2001 attacks as seen from Jersey City.
September 11, 2001 attacks as seen from Jersey City.
This photo was taken about 3 hours after the twin towers collapsed. Source: Aspersions.
Photo location: SECTION 10: 9/11 and the Iraq War
U.S. President George W. Bush (at podium) in the White House Rose Garden on June 24, 2002.
U.S. President George W. Bush (at podium) in the White House Rose Garden on June 24, 2002.
U.S. President George W. Bush (at podium) discusses his plan for peace in the Middle East as National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice (left), Secretary of State Colin Powell (center) and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld (right) stand by his side in the White House Rose Garden on June 24, 2002. Source: United States Federal Government.
Photo location: SECTION 10: 9/11 and the Iraq War
Afghanistan April 2007.
Afghanistan April 2007.
Sangin, Afghanistan - American and British soldiers take a tactical pause during a combat patrol in the Sangin District area of Helmand Province April 10, 2007. Source: United States Army.
Photo location: SECTION 10: 9/11 and the Iraq War
New Orleans, Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, August 2005.
New Orleans, Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, August 2005.
New Orleans, Louisiana in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, showing Interstate 10 at West End Boulevard, looking towards Lake Pontchartrain. Source: AP Photo/U.S. Coast Guard.
Photo location: SECTION 11: Hurricane Katrina
A house in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
A house in the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Source: Megan French.
Photo location: SECTION 11: Hurricane Katrina
Destroyed houses in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Destroyed houses in Gulfport, Mississippi.
Gulfport, Miss., September 6, 2005 -- Hurricane Katrina caused extensive damage all along the Mississippi gulf coast. Source: Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Photo location: SECTION 11: Hurricane Katrina
"Do Not Tear Down" sign on a house left behind by the owner.
"Do Not Tear Down" sign on a house left behind by the owner.
Nearly a year after the storm, the Lower 9th Ward remained in ruins, with very little new housing available to those displaced by the storm. Source: Megan French.
Photo location: SECTION 11: Hurricane Katrina
A House in New Orleans, Louisiana Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
A House in New Orleans, Louisiana Destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Nearly a year after the storm, the Lower 9th Ward remained in ruins, with very little new housing available to those displaced by the storm. Source: Megan French.
Photo location: SECTION 11: Hurricane Katrina
Damage done by Hurricane Katrina in the lower 9th Ward.
Damage done by Hurricane Katrina in the lower 9th Ward.
Nearly 80,000 homes were ruined in the storm throughout the city. Source: Megan French.
Photo location: SECTION 11: Hurricane Katrina
President Barack Obama calls Senators from the Oval Office.
President Barack Obama calls Senators from the Oval Office.
Phil Schiliro Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs is seated 2/6/09. Source: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Photo location: SECTION 99: Conclusion
President Barack Obama in the Oval Office 1/30/09.
President Barack Obama in the Oval Office 1/30/09.
Source: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Photo location: SECTION 99: Conclusion
President Barack Obama with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office 2/5/09.
President Barack Obama with Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel in the Oval Office 2/5/09.
Source: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Photo location: SECTION 99: Conclusion
President Barack Obama in the Blue Room, 2/9/09.
President Barack Obama in the Blue Room, 2/9/09.
President Barack Obama looks at a portrait of President James Madison while waiting in the Blue Room prior to his press conference in the East Room 2/9/09. Source: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Photo location: SECTION 99: Conclusion
President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
President Barack Obama in the Oval Office.
President Barack Obama looks at daily correspondence in the Oval Office with his personal secretary Katie Johnson 1/30/09. Source: Official White House Photo by Pete Souza.
Photo location: SECTION 99: Conclusion
President Barack Obama walking to a prime time press conference.
President Barack Obama walking to a prime time press conference.
President Barack Obama approaches the podium prior to a prime time press conference in the East Room of the White House, Wednesday, April 29, 2009. Source: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.
Photo location: SECTION 99: Conclusion