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African American Activists of the 20th Century: Selected Pictures

Portrait Gallery: Last Names S-Z

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 S through Z, 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.

Bobby Seale

Black Panther Party, sponsor/advertiser. Here and now for Bobby Seale. Between 1965 and 1975. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell, three-quarter length portrait, seated, facing front. Between 1880 and 1900, printed later. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Booker T. Washington

Christopher Ethelbert Cheyne, 1867-1943, photographer. Booker T. Washington sitting and holding books. 1903. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Ida B. Wells

Ida B. Wells--I'd rather go down in history... Between 1965 and 1980. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.

Roy Wilkins

Warren K. Leffler, photographer. Interview: Roy Wilkins, Executive Secretary of the NAACP. 1963. Library of Congress Prints & Photographs Division.