Civil Rights Movement (48 images)

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Original caption: Prize winning picture: United Press International (UPI) photographer Charles J. McCarty of Dallas, TX, received a top award in the 16th Annual News Pictures of the Year competition here in Columbia, MO, on May 2nd, 1959, for this photo of Negro student Johnny Gray punching a white student during a brief skirmish on a street in Little Rock, Arkansas. The photo was taken last September 16, 1958, when tension surrounding school integration in the city was at a high peak. McCarty, who is Southwestern Division Pictures Manager for UPI, won First Prize in the Spot News category for this photo. The contest was sponsored jointly by the National Press Photographers Association, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism. (UPI Photo/Files)
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