Action, Now! #19

Original Caption:

New York -- Nuns of the New York Roman Catholic Archdiocese march in orderly lines through the streets of Harlem during a mass demonstration of support for civil rights workers in Selma, AL. Some 300 nuns marched in the demonstration, which included more than 10,000 persons marching up Seventh Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares of the nation's largest Negro community. (1965)


John said...

Back when the Catholic Church actually stood for something.
(Yes, MY Catholic Church!)

paul said...

Interesting -- is the Kress store in the background part of the five-and-dime chain that refused to serve blacks across the South at it's lunch counters?