Expert colorizer, Jordan J. Lloyd, has collaborated with photography website Unsplash to produce 20 colorized images from the Civil Rights Movement that took place in the United States during the 1950s and 1960s.
The Civil Rights Movement was mostly covered using black and white photography, and the original version of the images are available in the public domain from the Library of Congress. However, most of the videos and photographs that were originally produced in color during the Civil Rights Movement are under licenses that do not allow free use. The aim of the collaboration between Jordan Lloyd and Unsplash is to provide high-quality color photographs of a significant historical event that the public can access and use for free. All 20 photographs are available to use for commercial and non-commercial purposes for free under the Unsplash license.
The collection contains color photographs of significant figures such as Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Lewis, Angela Davis, and more. It also contains colorizations of the March on Washington and examples of how African American people were treated prior to the Civil Rights Movement (e.g. segregation). See the 20 photographs below.
Images of Significant Figures of the Civil Rights Movement in Color
Photos from The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom in Color
Other Civil Rights Movement Photos in Color
All of these photos are available to download in higher quality on The Civil Rights Movement in Color Collection on Unsplash. Be sure to follow the colorizer, Jordan J. Lloyd, on Instagram and his website.