Stokely Carmichael shows a flier for the Lowndes County Freedom Organization in 1966 as part of his work to register Black voters and get Black people elected to office. The black panther logo on the flier later inspired Oakland, California activist Huey Newton to name his organization the Black Panther Party. (Alabama Vintage).
Sammy Davis Jr., Harry Belafonte, Billy Eckstine, and Nipsey Russell perform at the “Stars for Freedom” rally at the City of St. Jude in Montgomery, Alabama, the night before the end of the Selma-to-Montgomery March in 1965. (Alabama Vintage)
As a young girl, Jeanette Scissum never thought she’d attend college.But she would go on to earn advanced degrees in mathematics and have an extremely successful career at @nasa, shattering every ceiling for a black woman born in Alabama in the 1940s. Scissum was the first female African American scientist and mathematician at @nasa_marshall in #Huntsville and has been recently recognized as “essential to the success of [its] space program.”(Alabama Vintage)