Fighting Back : Defying Moments in Black History (Black History 365)

This water can’t sense he’s a black man, nor does the fountain so what’s the big deal? A law? Man Fuck that. Drink On. 

Cecil J Williams is an American photographer, publisher, author and inventor best known for his photography documenting the civil rights movement in South Carolina beginning in the 1950s. In this photo he’s nonchalantly staring at the camera, defying Jim Crow laws and enjoying the hydration. 


A woman struggles with police on the second night of unrest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the summer of 1967. 

Where the fuck you think you goin’? 

Willie ” Whoop Ass Johnson” the first black man to kick a Klansman ass on camera.

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