Parade of Black Leaders, ca. 1912


The high tide of progressivism coincided with some of the nation’s darkest moments of segregation, discrimination, and racial violence. In 1912, prominent leaders of the African American community in New York City paraded down Fifth Avenue to plead for equal rights.

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Medium Black and White Photograph
Source Corbis
Collection Bettmann Collection
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