Bob Fitch Alabama Photo ID Project: 10

This is the last in a 10-part series of unidentified photos taken by civil rights photographer Bob Fitch in Alabama 1965-66.  Please help preserve voting rights history by sharing these photos, and those on the preceding 9 posts with friends, family, and others who may be able to identify these Alabama activists, families and first candidates for office. Please leave comment in the comment box below or contact Maria Gitin www.thisbrightlightofours.com with names, city and county, possible date and photo number. To confirm names you are unsure of, try searching 1965-66 newspaper archives and photo images online. These images are also available on my Face Book timeline to share with others who may be able to identify the photos. https://www.facebook.com/authormaria.gitin  Thank you!

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Bob Fitch photos ©Bob Fitch Photo Archive Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Bob Fitch Alabama Photo Project: 9

This is the 9th in a 10-part series of unidentified photos taken by civil rights photographer Bob Fitch in Alabama 1965-66.  Please help preserve voting rights history by sharing these photos, and the ones on the preceding 8 posts with friends, family, and others who may be able to identify these Alabama activists, families and first candidates for office. Please leave comment below or contact Maria Gitin www.thisbrightlightofours.com with IDs, location, date and photo number. Thank you!

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Lonnie L Brown, Gees Bend, Wilcox County

Bob Fitch photos ©Bob Fitch Photo Archive Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Bob Fitch Alabama Photo ID Project:8

This is the 8th in a 10 part series of unidentified photos taken by civil rights photographer Bob Fitch in Alabama 1965-66.  Please share these photos, and the ones on the preceding 7 posts with your friends, family, and others who may be able to identify these Alabama civil rights activists, families and first candidates for office. Please contact Maria Gitin www.thisbrightlightofours.com with IDs, location, date and photo number. Or use the “leave a comment” box here. Thank you!

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Bob Fitch photos ©Bob Fitch Photo Archive Stanford University. All rights reserved.

Bob Fitch Alabama Photo ID Project: 7

This is the 7th in a 10 part series of unidentified photos taken by civil rights photographer Bob Fitch in Alabama 1965-66.  Please share these photos, and the ones on the preceding 6 posts with your friends, family, and others who may be able to identify these Alabama civil rights activists, families and first candidates for office. Please contact Maria Gitin www.thisbrightlightofours.com with IDs, location, date and photo number. Thank you!

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Bob Fitch photos ©Bob Fitch Photo Archive Stanford University. All rights reserved.

 

Bob Fitch Alabama Photo ID Project: 6

It’s not too late to become part of Alabama civil rights history. Please share these photos, and the ones on the preceding 5 posts with your friends, family, and others who may be able to identify these Alabama civil rights activists and first candidates for office in 1966.

Bob Fitch photos ©Bob Fitch Photo Archive Stanford University. All rights reserved.

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Civil rights photographer Bob Fitch www.bobfitchphoto.com, activist, friend and historian, has asked for assistance in identifying some of his historic photos of the first African-American candidates who ran for election in Alabama in 1966. Few of them were elected the first time out but they paved the way for others who finally won in majority Black counties. Some photos are of those who worked on campaigns, friends and families. All were taken in Alabama 1965-66. These photos are part of the Bob Fitch archives at Stanford University Libraries and will soon be available for all to view and share, free of charge.

To preserve the memory of the courageous local leaders, we ask your help in providing ID by name, county, office the candidate ran for and the # of the photo. You may post responses in the “leave a comment” box below, or e-mail me, Maria Gitin, civil rights veteran and author of “This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight.” Find my contact information at www.thisbrightlightofours.com

Bob Fitch Alabama Photo ID Project:5

Bob Fitch photos ©Bob Fitch Photo Archive Stanford University. All rights reserved. Photos may be shared for educational non-commerical and identification purposes only. Please share with civil rights veterans, historians and residents and former residents of Alabama. Thank you!

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Civil rights photographer Bob Fitch www.bobfitchphoto.com, activist, friend and historian, has asked for assistance in identifying some of his historic photos of the first African-American candidates who ran for election in Alabama in 1966. Few of them were elected the first time out but they paved the way for others who finally won in majority Black counties. Some photos are of those who worked on campaigns, friends and families. All were taken in Alabama 1965-66. These photos are part of the Bob Fitch archives at Stanford University Libraries and will soon be available for all to view and share, free of charge.

To preserve the memory of the courageous local leaders, we ask your help in providing ID by name, county, office the candidate ran for and the # of the photo. You may post responses in the “leave a comment” box below, or e-mail me, Maria Gitin, civil rights veteran and author of “This Bright Light of Ours: Stories from the Voting Rights Fight.” Find my contact information at www.thisbrightlightofours.com

Bob Fitch Alabama Photo ID Project:4

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Please see prior posts for copyright and purpose of this project. Thank you for helping to preserve history of the voting rights movement that affects us as much today as it did then. We must remember and honor these brave first foot soldiers. Thank you!