Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement:
The Smoking Gun has posted a remarkable collection of photographs recently found in a Montgomery County Alabama Sheriff's Department storage room. The photos are booking photos from individuals arrested during the civil rights movement. One photo, of the late Rosa Parks, has already become famous. The Smoking Gun has posted the whole set, about 100 photos in all. The site explains:
  In the wake of Rosa Parks's death, a mug shot of her taken during the Montgomery bus boycotts accompanied most media accounts of the civil rights pioneer's life. That 1956 photo (and a similar one of Martin Luther King, Jr.) was discovered last year by a deputy cleaning out a Montgomery County Sheriff's Department storage room. Turns out that Alabama basement contained about 100 other historic booking photos taken at the time of the Parks arrest and, five years later, during a Freedom Riders protest. On the following pages, TSG reproduces all of these images for the first time, a photographic roster of heroes that once seemed lost to history.
  The photos are pretty powerful; check them out here. Thanks to Michael Cernovich for the link.
How many posts in a row will be from Orin? It appears to be a conspiracy of one at the moment.
11.8.2005 3:24pm
Richard Coleman:
I wouldn't mess with Frank Powell, Jr., if I were you.
11.8.2005 3:27pm

Yeah, I don't know where everyone went.
11.8.2005 3:32pm
SMGalbraith (mail):
Human dignity will never be extinguished.

Whittaker Chambers said that even if the entire world was paved over with concrete, that over time flowers would break through the cement and grow.

Check out the flowers above.
11.8.2005 4:51pm
I am truly at the patriotism of the civil rights leaders and protesters. They faced a system that was as brutal to them as many of the tyranical regimes at the time. Yet, through the tryanny, they saw something awesome about their country. Instead of trying to overthrow the system, they risked their lives to save it.

Thurgood Marshall has always been a hero of mine. Not so much for what he did on the bench, but for what he dis as a lawyer. He went into the courtrooms of bigoted White judges and used the law to fight for his clients. He also treated the courtroom, any courtroom, with the respect it deserved.

I try to remember Marshall's example when I deal with judges who bend the rules to unfairly hurt my clients.
11.9.2005 7:30am