Fifty-seven years ago today, on August 28th, 1963, a whole generation marched on America's capital demanding equal rights and opportunities for black Americans. Today, I'm giving away a set of high-resolution, full-color, colorized images for free on Unsplash—it's the first time ever the public has been able to see them. All of these colorized photographs can now be shared, used, and modified for free under the terms of the Unsplash Licence.

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Civil Rights March On Washington

Civil Rights March On Washington

Original black and white negative by Warren K. Leffler. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States.

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Jessica
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1 year ago

everyone looks so nice!

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Angela Davis, Half-Length Portrait

Angela Davis, Half-Length Portrait

Original black and white negative by Bernard Gotfryd. Taken 1974, United States.

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postboredom
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1 year ago

An amazing woman

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The View Of The Huge Crowd From The Lincoln Memorial To The Washington Monument During The March On Washington

The View Of The Huge Crowd From The Lincoln Memorial To The Washington Monument During The March On Washington

Original black and white negative by Warren K. Leffler. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States.

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Awesome horse lover
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1 year ago

That must’ve taken hours

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Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And Mathew Ahmann In A Crowd

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. And Mathew Ahmann In A Crowd

Original black and white negative by Rowland Scherman. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States.

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Jessica
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1 year ago

I love seeing People of both races come together.

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Marchers With Signs At The March On Washington

Marchers With Signs At The March On Washington

Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States.

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Jessica
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1 year ago

its been 57 years and still no change

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#6

Martin Luther King Press Conference

Martin Luther King Press Conference

Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken August 26th, 1964, Washington D.C, United States.

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IrishGirl
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1 year ago

all the words, all the depth of feeling, all the inspiration that was taken from us

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Poor People's March At Washington Monument And Lincoln Memorial

Poor People's March At Washington Monument And Lincoln Memorial

Original black and white negative by Warren K. Leffler. Taken June 19th, 1968, Washington D.C, United States.

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Odette Boisvert
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1 year ago

this one is superb!!

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African American Demonstrators Outside The White House, With Signs "We Demand The Right To Vote, Everywhere" And Signs Protesting Police Brutality Against Civil Rights Demonstrators In Selma, Alabama

African American Demonstrators Outside The White House, With Signs "We Demand The Right To Vote, Everywhere" And Signs Protesting Police Brutality Against Civil Rights Demonstrators In Selma, Alabama

Original black and white negative by Warren K. Leffler. Taken March 12th, 1965, Washington D.C, United States.

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IrishGirl
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1 year ago

so tragic that this could be a snapshot of now... :(

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#9

Young Women With Signs Raised Behind Them At The March On Washington

Young Women With Signs Raised Behind Them At The March On Washington

Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States.

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Zoe White
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1 year ago

and nothing's changed

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#10

Negro Voting In Cardoza

Negro Voting In Cardoza

Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken November 3rd, 1964, Washington D.C, United States.

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IrishGirl
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1 year ago

her smile! ♡

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#11

John Lewis Speaking At A Meeting Of American Society Of Newspaper Editors, Statler Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.c.

John Lewis Speaking At A Meeting Of American Society Of Newspaper Editors, Statler Hilton Hotel, Washington, D.c.

Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken April 16th, 1964, Washington D.C, United States.

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Chris DiFonso
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1 year ago

RIP, Congressman Lewis

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#12

Demonstrators Sit, With Their Feet In The Reflecting Pool, During The March On Washington

Demonstrators Sit, With Their Feet In The Reflecting Pool, During The March On Washington

Original black and white negative by Warren K. Leffler. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States.

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Heather Hayllar
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1 year ago

It seems they had little that was good to reflect on!

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Malcolm X Waits At Martin Luther King Press Conference, Head-And-Shoulders Portrait

Malcolm X Waits At Martin Luther King Press Conference, Head-And-Shoulders Portrait

Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken March 26th, 1964, Washington D.C, United States.

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Demonstrators Marching In The Street Holding Signs During The March On Washington

Demonstrators Marching In The Street Holding Signs During The March On Washington

Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States.

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Odette Boisvert
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1 year ago

the ray of sun on their shoes... on point!

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Core-Sponsored Demonstration At Realtor Office Of Picture Floor Plans, Inc.

Core-Sponsored Demonstration At Realtor Office Of Picture Floor Plans, Inc.

Original black and white negative by the Seattle Police Department. Taken May 4th, 1964, Seattle, Washington State, United States.

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IrishGirl
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1 year ago

yet, redlining continues to this day

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Bus Leaving Near The Washington Monument, After The March On Washington

Bus Leaving Near The Washington Monument, After The March On Washington

Original black and white negative by Marion S. Trikosko. Taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States.

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Jody Brown
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1 year ago

Look how clean they left it. So respectful.

#17

Drinking Fountain On The County Courthouse Lawn, Halifax, North Carolina

Drinking Fountain On The County Courthouse Lawn, Halifax, North Carolina

Original black and white negative by John Vachon. Taken April, 1938, Halifax, North Carolina, United States.

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Odette Boisvert
Community Member
1 year ago

everytime I see something like that my heart sink...

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Leaders Of The March Leading Marchers Down The Street

Leaders Of The March Leading Marchers Down The Street

Original black and white negative taken August 28th, 1963, Washington D.C, United States. Photographer unknown.

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Thurgood Marshall, Attorney For The Naacp

Thurgood Marshall, Attorney For The Naacp

Original black and white negative by Thomas J. O'Halloran. Taken September 17th, 1957, Washington D.C, United States.

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deanna woods
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1 year ago

First black Supreme Court Justice.

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Negro Going In Colored Entrance Of Movie House On Saturday Afternoon, Belzoni, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi

Negro Going In Colored Entrance Of Movie House On Saturday Afternoon, Belzoni, Mississippi Delta, Mississippi

Original black and white negative by Marion Post Wolcott. Taken October, 1939, Belzoni, MS, United States.

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bryguy
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1 year ago

"When you drink a Dr pepper you drink a bite to eat" ????whattttt????

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