Just got an email from a listerve Iâ€™m on, about how a recent discovery in The Birmingham News archives led to the publication of unseen photographs tracing the progress of the civil rights movement through Birmingham.
The woman who sent the email explained:
The Birmingham News recently discovered a trove of unpublished photos from the early days of the Civil Rights era, and has put up a special section of it on their website to let us all have a look. There is a lot to go through, Iâ€™ve only gotten a partial look thus far, but some of these are absolutely amazing. They bring to life both the painful reality of what that generation faced and the incredible bravery of the civil rights workers and their supporters.