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Dating from 1906-1986, the Baltimore News American Photograph Collection contains over 1.5 million images from the photograph "morgue" of the Baltimore News American. The collection documents the people, places, and events in Baltimore and around the world.
These photographs represent the everyday coverage of the civil rights movement from the perspective of a broad-circulation daily newspaper. This includes images of riots, demonstrations, politicians, and local events that have become part of the struggle for civil rights in Maryland, as well as southern states like Alabama and Mississippi.
A searchable database is available in the Maryland Room for researchers. Subject headings related to the Civil Rights Movement in Maryland include:
Dorchester County--Cambridge--Riots and Demonstrations
Maryland--Riots and Demonstrations--Race Riots
Washington D.C.--Demonstrations--March on Washington
Please note that the University of Maryland Libraries do not hold copyright to any of the materials in this collection.
From the BNA Collection
April 25, 1963: Demonstrators in front of the Main Post Office in Baltimore in honor of William Moore, a postal worker who spoke out against racial segregation. Credit: Baltimore News American Photograph Collection, Box 132, Folder 9, Image 3
March 30, 1964: Hundreds march through downtown Baltimore in a demonstration for racial equality. Credit: Baltimore News American Photograph Collection, Box 132, Folder 10, Image 4
February 19, 1963: Student demonstrators leave the Northwood Theater under police escort. Credit: Baltimore News American Photograph Collection, Box 132, Folder 10, Image 3