Rosa Parks,Honoured only years later. Was a civil rights activist who refused to give her seat away to a white passenger on a 'coloured' section of the bus. Her act and the Montgomery bus boycott are important events to the civil rights movement.
In this image, Elizabeth Eckford waits for a bus. Eckford was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who, in were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School.
The 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute African American athletes Tommie Smith and John Carlos raise their fists in a gesture of solidarity at the 1968 Olympic games. Australian Silver medalist Peter Norman wore an Olympic Pr