The Civil Rights Movement of the 1950s and 1960s
Photo by Warren K. Leffler. Courtesy of the Library of Congress.
By the 1970s the nonviolent southern-led Civil Rights Movement had been superseded by the more militant Black Power Movement which was influenced by the experiences of young African Americans from the urban inner cities. In this image taken on 19 June 1970 a man at the Black Panther Convention stands on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial holding a banner for the Revolutionary People's Constitutional Convention.