Bygone Americana

First day of integration at Clinton High School. Tennessee, 1956.
By Robert W. Kelley

First day of integration at Clinton High School. Tennessee, 1956.

By Robert W. Kelley

(Source: images.google.com)

Grocery boy running the store by himself. Memphis, 1953.
By Robert W. Kelley

Grocery boy running the store by himself. Memphis, 1953.

By Robert W. Kelley

(Source: images.google.com)

Grocery boy running the store by himself. Memphis, 1953.
By Robert W. Kelley

Grocery boy running the store by himself. Memphis, 1953.

By Robert W. Kelley

(Source: images.google.com)

Whitehaven High School. Tennessee, 1947.
By Edward Clark

Whitehaven High School. Tennessee, 1947.

By Edward Clark

(Source: images.google.com)

Postal Telegraph Messenger. Nashville, 1910.
By Lewis W. Hine

Postal Telegraph Messenger. Nashville, 1910.

By Lewis W. Hine

(Source: everyday-i-show.livejournal.com)

Memphis Sanitation Strike. Tennessee, 1968.
By Ernest Withers

Memphis Sanitation Strike. Tennessee, 1968.

By Ernest Withers

(Source: vintagephoto.livejournal.com)

Entrance to a movie house on Beale Street. Tennessee, 1939.

Entrance to a movie house on Beale Street. Tennessee, 1939.

(Source: shorpy.com)

Cotton Carnival. Tennessee, 1940.

Cotton Carnival. Tennessee, 1940.

(Source: shorpy.com)

Little Fannie, 7 years old, helps sister in Elk Mills. Tennessee, 1910.
By Lewis W. Hine

Little Fannie, 7 years old, helps sister in Elk Mills. Tennessee, 1910.

By Lewis W. Hine

(Source: Flickr / library_of_congress)

NAACP protest in Memphis, TN, early 1960s.
By Ernest Withers

NAACP protest in Memphis, TN, early 1960s.

By Ernest Withers

(Source: kpbs.org)