California

 

Big Colored Parade

November 28, 1961

The Big Colored Parade took place on November 28, 1961, in San Francisco. The protestors marched from Market Street to City Hall both in solidarity with the Civil Rights Movement in Birmingham, Alabama but also for equality in San Francisco. 1 Unfortunately, like many events in the Civil Rights Movement, I could only uncover photographic evidence of youth involvement. However, brief notes and the signs people carry are quite telling and can be useful in an exploration warm up, particularly because their posters directly connect to the nationally heavily publicized Birmingham protests.


Image Credit in Order of Appearance
"Big Colored Parade" Digital Image. Call No. BANC PIC 1959.010--NEG, Part 3, Box 196, [05-26-63.01:12]. San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Archive via UC Berkeley, Bancroft Libraryhttps://calisphere.org/exhibitions/42/items/ark:/13030/hb5c6007kt/%3Forder=13/.
"Big Colored Parade" Digital Image. Call No.BANC PIC 1959.010--NEG, Part 3, Box 196, [05-26-63.01:11]. San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Archive via UC Berkeley, Bancroft Library. https://calisphere.org/exhibitions/42/items/ark:/13030/hb5c6007kt/%3Forder=12/.
 

Videos

The following videos will provide you with the voices of those involved in events of the Civil Rights Movement in California.

The above video is one of many videos of Darrell Rogers, all available at Archive.org, in which he discusses youth participation in the Civil Rights Movement in San Francisco, the program CORE, and experiences as a Black American in the 1960s. CORE, the Congress of Racial Equality, was a civil rights organization that spread across the United States and, like SNCC, involved a significant amount of youth that were active in the Civil Rights Movement and went on to continue to be activists into adulthood.

  • Archive.org (linked to this video, others are at the bottom of the page)
  • Accessibility:
    • Downloadable captions
    • Downloadable video
Featured Image Credit
"Big Colored Parade" Digital Image. Call No. BANC PIC 1959.010--NEG, Part 3, Box 196, [05-26-63.01:12]. San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Archive via UC Berkeley, Bancroft Libraryhttps://calisphere.org/exhibitions/42/items/ark:/13030/hb5c6007kt/%3Forder=13/.
  1. "Big Colored Parade" Digital Image. Call No. BANC PIC 1959.010--NEG, Part 3, Box 196, [05-26-63.01:12]. San Francisco News-Call Bulletin Archive via UC Berkeley, Bancroft Libraryhttps://calisphere.org/exhibitions/42/items/ark:/13030/hb5c6007kt/%3Forder=13/.

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