November 9, 2005
Photographic Artifacts from the Civil Rights Movement
The basement storage room in the Montgomery, Alabama sheriff's office has yielded remarkable photographic artifacts from the civil rights movement. The Smoking Gun has published all 100 of these historic images, mostly mug shots taken of individuals arrested during the 1956 bus boycotts and the 1961 Freedom Rider protests.
The photos, once thought lost to history, can now be found on the Smoking Gun website. While most of the images are mug shots, the one displayed here is a handwritten arrest ledger.
Down near the bottom of the ledger page is Prisoner Number 7053, Rosa Parks.
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