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African American Activists of the 20th Century: Selected Pictures

Portrait Gallery: Last Names M-R

The gallery below includes portraits of 20th-century African American activists of whom Prints & Photographs Division staff have been able to find images with no known restrictions on publication. This page presents individuals whose last names begin with the letters M through R, and appear in alphabetical order by the last name of the person depicted (except for Malcolm X, who appears in the "M" range). Click on an image or caption and a new browser tab will open with larger images and descriptive information about each portrait.

Thurgood Marshall

Thomas J. O'Halloran, photographer. Thurgood Marshall, attorney for the NAACP. 1957. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Rosa Parks

Warren K. Leffler, photographer. Poor Peoples March at Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial, [Washington, D.C.]. 1968. Photograph shows Rosa Parks. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Adam Clayton Powell

James J. Kriegsman, photographer. Adam Clayton Powell, 1908-. No date recorded. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

A. Philip Randolph

Gordon Parks, photographer. Washington, D.C. Portrait of A. Philip Randolph, labor leader. 1942. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Paul Robeson

Gordon Parks, photographer. Washington, D.C. Paul Robeson, baritone. 1942. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.