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WASHINGTON — Rosa Parks at a 1963 demonstration. PHOTO: Bob Adelman

NORTH CAROLINA — A black man drinks at a segregated water fountain. PHOTO: Elliott Erwitt

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A segregated cab service, 1962. PHOTO: Danny Lyon

WASHINGTON — Counterdemonstrators hold signs in front of the White House during a 1962 protest by the Congress of Racial Equality.

WASHINGTON — The March on Washington, Aug. 28, 1963. PHOTO: Leonard Freed

WASHINGTON — Demonstrators sing in front of the Washington Monument, 1963. PHOTO: Hiroji Kubota

WASHINGTON — At the climax of his "I Have a Dream" speech, Martin Luther King Jr., the final speaker at the 1963 March on Washington, raises his arm on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and calls out for deliverance with the electrifying words of an old Negro spiritual, "Free at last! Free at last! Thank God almighty, we are free at last!" PHOTO: Bob Adelman

SELMA, Ala. — A group of marchers trek from Selma to Montgomery to fight for black suffrage. PHOTO: Bruce Davidson

ATLANTA, Ala. — Rosa Parks at the Freedom Ride anniversary in 1995. PHOTO: Eli Reed

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Rosa Parks, 1995. PHOTO: Eli Reed