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Black and white images from the Civil Rights Movement in 1963 brought to color for the first time

A collection of some of the most significant moments and figures of the Civil Rights movement have been brought to life in newly-colorized images.  

British author and visual historian Jordan J. Lloyd has brought color to more than a dozen black and white pictures which depict pivotal moments in the crucial movement. 

The powerful images show the struggle black people went through during segregation and the many attempts they had to make to get equal rights to things such as pay, jobs and housing.

Some examples in the online gallery include the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on August 28, 1963, a young boy drinking from a separate water fountain and a black man having to use a different entrance to the white people at a movie theater. 

The collection also features head shots of some of the influential players in the movement, such as Malcolm X Angela Davis and Martin Luther King Jr – who delivered his iconic and empowering ‘I Have a Dream’ speech standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial at the March on Washington.

Jordan has released the high-resolution in full color for free for the public on picture sharing site Unsplash and were shared on BoredPanda

Men and woman of all generations took to the streets of Washington DC clutching placards demanding equal rights for - including integrated schools and decent housing

Men and woman of all generations took to the streets of Washington DC clutching placards demanding equal rights for - including integrated schools and decent housing

Men and woman of all generations took to the streets of Washington DC clutching placards demanding equal rights for – including integrated schools and decent housing

A snapshot, taken by the Seattle Police, shows a Congress of Racial Equality-sponsored demonstration outside a realtor office in May 4, 1964. The protestors were calling for an end to racial discrimination and demanding the need for open housing

A snapshot, taken by the Seattle Police, shows a Congress of Racial Equality-sponsored demonstration outside a realtor office in May 4, 1964. The protestors were calling for an end to racial discrimination and demanding the need for open housing

A snapshot, taken by the Seattle Police, shows a Congress of Racial Equality-sponsored demonstration outside a realtor office in May 4, 1964. The protestors were calling for an end to racial discrimination and demanding the need for open housing

A black man is pictured entering the segreated entrance of the movie theatre on a Saturday afternoon in Belzoni, Mississippi Delta. Picture taken in October 1939

A black man is pictured entering the segreated entrance of the movie theatre on a Saturday afternoon in Belzoni, Mississippi Delta. Picture taken in October 1939

A black man is pictured entering the segreated entrance of the movie theatre on a Saturday afternoon in Belzoni, Mississippi Delta. Picture taken in October 1939

A young boy drinks from a fountain designated for 'coloreds' on the county courthouse lawn in Halifax, North Carolina, 1938

A young boy drinks from a fountain designated for 'coloreds' on the county courthouse lawn in Halifax, North Carolina, 1938

A young boy drinks from a fountain designated for ‘coloreds’ on the county courthouse lawn in Halifax, North Carolina, 1938

One of the biggest figureheads of the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King pictured speaking at a press conference on August 26, 1963, two days before thousands of protesters descended on the of Washington DC for the March on Washington

One of the biggest figureheads of the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King pictured speaking at a press conference on August 26, 1963, two days before thousands of protesters descended on the of Washington DC for the March on Washington

A vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam Malcolm X, a human rights activist, pictured waiting at the Martin Luther King press conference on March 26, 1964, before the pair met for the first and only time on Capitol Hill

A vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam Malcolm X, a human rights activist, pictured waiting at the Martin Luther King press conference on March 26, 1964, before the pair met for the first and only time on Capitol Hill

One of the biggest figureheads of the Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King pictured speaking at a press conference on August 26, 1963, two days before thousands of protesters descended on the of Washington DC for the March on Washington (left). Right, vocal spokesman for the Nation of Islam Malcolm X, a human rights activist, pictured waiting at the Martin Luther King press conference on March 26, 1964, before the pair met for the first and only time on Capitol Hill

Leaders of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, smiled, waved and cheered as the enormous crowds took to the streets demanding equal rights from all

Leaders of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, smiled, waved and cheered as the enormous crowds took to the streets demanding equal rights from all

Leaders of the March on Washington on August 28, 1963, smiled, waved and cheered as the enormous crowds took to the streets demanding equal rights from all 

Political activist Angela Davis pictured in 1974. Davis was a longtime member of the Communist Party USA. When studying in Frankfurt, Germany, the US-bored activist returned to her home country and became involved in number causes, including the second-wave feminist movement and the Black Panther party

Political activist Angela Davis pictured in 1974. Davis was a longtime member of the Communist Party USA. When studying in Frankfurt, Germany, the US-bored activist returned to her home country and became involved in number causes, including the second-wave feminist movement and the Black Panther party

A woman leads speeches at the Poor People's March at Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on June 19, 1968. The year long campaign, organised by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, calling for an end to economic injustice

A woman leads speeches at the Poor People's March at Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on June 19, 1968. The year long campaign, organised by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, calling for an end to economic injustice

Political activist Angela Davis pictured in 1974 (left). Davis was a longtime member of the Communist Party USA. When studying in Frankfurt, Germany, the US-bored activist returned to her home country and became involved in number causes, including the second-wave feminist movement and the Black Panther party. Right, a woman leads speeches at the Poor People’s March at Washington Monument and Lincoln Memorial on June 19, 1968. The year long campaign, organised by Martin Luther King Jr. and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, calling for an end to economic injustice

The demonstrators, of all racial backgrounds and ages, which were involved in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom held thousands of signs calling for equal voting rights and jobs for all with decent pay

The demonstrators, of all racial backgrounds and ages, which were involved in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom held thousands of signs calling for equal voting rights and jobs for all with decent pay

The demonstrators, of all racial backgrounds and ages, which were involved in the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom held thousands of signs calling for equal voting rights and jobs for all with decent pay

During the protests, hundreds of demonstrators gathered around the reflecting pool  and dipped their feet in the water, in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr gave his iconic speech

During the protests, hundreds of demonstrators gathered around the reflecting pool  and dipped their feet in the water, in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr gave his iconic speech

During the protests, hundreds of demonstrators gathered around the reflecting pool  and dipped their feet in the water, in front of the Lincoln Memorial where Martin Luther King Jr gave his iconic speech

Civil rights leader John Lewis, who went on to serve in the United States House of Representatives until his death in July this year, speaking at a meeting of American Society Of Newspaper Editors, Statler Hilton Hotel, Washington DC on April 16, 1964

Civil rights leader John Lewis, who went on to serve in the United States House of Representatives until his death in July this year, speaking at a meeting of American Society Of Newspaper Editors, Statler Hilton Hotel, Washington DC on April 16, 1964

Civil rights leader John Lewis, who went on to serve in the United States House of Representatives until his death in July this year, speaking at a meeting of American Society Of Newspaper Editors, Statler Hilton Hotel, Washington DC on April 16, 1964 

Thousands of protestors, including a priests and people from a variety of backgrounds and ages, lined the streets calling on the government to 'end the bias now'

Thousands of protestors, including a priests and people from a variety of backgrounds and ages, lined the streets calling on the government to 'end the bias now'

Thousands of protestors, including a priests and people from a variety of backgrounds and ages, lined the streets calling on the government to ‘end the bias now’ 

American lawyer and civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to hold the office of the United States Solicitor General, pictured on September 17, 1957. The lawyer founded the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

American lawyer and civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to hold the office of the United States Solicitor General, pictured on September 17, 1957. The lawyer founded the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

American lawyer and civil rights activist Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American to hold the office of the United States Solicitor General, pictured on September 17, 1957. The lawyer founded the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund

African-American demonstrators gather outside the White House in Washington DC with signs stating 'We demand the right to vote everywhere' and 'Stop brutality in Alabama' in response to police brutality against activists in Selma on March 12, 1965

African-American demonstrators gather outside the White House in Washington DC with signs stating 'We demand the right to vote everywhere' and 'Stop brutality in Alabama' in response to police brutality against activists in Selma on March 12, 1965

African-American demonstrators gather outside the White House in Washington DC with signs stating ‘We demand the right to vote everywhere’ and ‘Stop brutality in Alabama’ in response to police brutality against activists in Selma on March 12, 1965

Even young women joined the protests, carrying signs with the thousands of people in the crowd at the March on Washington

Even young women joined the protests, carrying signs with the thousands of people in the crowd at the March on Washington

Even young women joined the protests, carrying signs with the thousands of people in the crowd at the March on Washington

A special bus service which was put on to ferry protesters into the capital for a day of campaigning and protesting for the March on Washing on August 28, 1963

A special bus service which was put on to ferry protesters into the capital for a day of campaigning and protesting for the March on Washing on August 28, 1963

A special bus service which was put on to ferry protesters into the capital for a day of campaigning and protesting for the March on Washing on August 28, 1963 

Source: Daily Mail |NewsColony

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