Come Let Us Build a New World Together Design: Mark Suckle Photo: Danny Lyon Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Lincoln Lithograph Company Offset, 1962/3 Atlanta, GA 32404
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Nearly 60 years separate these two images -- but the toxic racism that was protested during the Civil Rights Movement still requires protest. The need for justice is the same. The top photo was taken in 1962, during a protest organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) against a whites-only swimming pool in Cairo, Illinois. Praying on the left is John R. Lewis, then SNCC field secretary, later SNCC Chair (1963-66), and a member of Congress from Georgia since 1987.
The lower image was taken today at the site where George Floyd was murdered last week in Minneapolis. Kneeling from the left is Floyd family attorney Ben Crump with Quincy Mason, one of George Floyd’s children.
In spite of Covid-19, tens of thousands of people continue to protest around the country and around the world.