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Webisode 14: 1955-1963 Page: 1 | 2

Daisy Bates
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Daisy Bates
Daisy Bates was president of the Arkansas Chapter of the NAACP, and a major supporter of the Little Rock Nine.



John F. Kennedy Inauguration
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John F. Kennedy Inauguration
Here is the scene in front of the Capitol on January 19, 1961 as John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address.


John F. Kennedy Inauguration
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John F. Kennedy Inauguration
John F. Kennedy raises his right hand before Chief Justice Earl Warren and swears the inaugural oath prescribed by the Constitution.


Fidel Castro
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Fidel Castro
Here is Cuba's Fidel Castro in 1961, on the second anniversary of his revolution.


Cuban Missiles
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Cuban Missiles
This Department of Defense surveillance photograph showed clearly the Soviet launch fields erected in Cuba in October, 1962.


British Newspaper Headlines
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British Newspaper Headlines
On October 22, 1962 President Kennedy appeared on television and called for a "quarantine" of Cuba until the Russian missiles were removed. Here is a sampling of British newspaper headlines from the next morning.


Birmingham, Alabama
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Birmingham, Alabama
This is how Birmingham, Alabama looked in the early 1960s.


Birmingham Violence
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Birmingham Violence
Dogs like this one were unleashed upon black citizens in Birmingham, Alabama in the summer of 1962.


Martin Luther King in Jail
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Martin Luther King in Jail
Martin Luther King, Jr. was often imprisoned for his cause. Here he is with his "perennial jail mate" Ralph Abernathy in the St. John's County Jail in St. Augustine, Florida in June, 1964.


James Bevel
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James Bevel
The Rev. James Bevel was a major leader of the demonstrations in Birmingham. Here he is two years later in Selma, Alabama.



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