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Leonard Freed
In 1962 Leonard Freed went to Berlin to shoot the wall being erected. There he saw an African American soldier standing in front of the wall and it struck him; that at home in the US, African Americans were struggling for civil rights, and here in Germany an African American soldier was ready to defend the USA.

This prompted a lengthy examination by Freed of the plight of the African Americans at home in the United States. Freed traveled to New York, Washington, D.C. and all throughout the South, capturing images of a segregated and racially-entrenched society. The photos taken at that time were...

Leonard Freed 1965

WEST GERMANY. West Berlin. 1965. An American soldier stand guard...
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1963. City prison.
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. South Carolina. 1963. Christmas night watch.
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. South Carolina. 1963. All night prayer and Gospel meeting...
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. NYC. Brooklyn. Bedford Stuyvesant area. Evangelists, revival...
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USA. South Carolina. 1963. All night prayer and Gospel meeting...
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USA. South Carolina. 1963. All night prayer and Gospel meeting...
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USA. South Carolina. 1963. Christmas night watch.
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. South Carolina. 1963. All night prayer and Gospel meeting...
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. South Carolina. 1963. All night prayer and Gospel meeting...
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USA. South Carolina. 1963. Christmas night watch.
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USA. New York City. 1963. Harlem.
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USA. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1963.
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USA. Washington, D.C. 1963. The house where Abraham Lincoln died....
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USA. New Orleans. 1963.
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USA. 1963. What the barber pole is to the barber shop, the black...
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USA. 1963. What the barber pole is to the barber shop, the black...
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USA. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1963.
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USA. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1963.
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USA. New York City. 1963. Coney Island boardwalk.
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USA. New York City. 1963.
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USA. South Carolina. 1963. Church service in a black community....
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. Louisiana. Jazz Funeral in New Orleans
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USA. North and South Carolina. 1963.
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USA. Louisiana. New Orleans. Segregation in services and shops....
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USA. North and South Carolina. 1963. To circumvent the anti-discrimination...
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USA. Louisiana. New Orleans. A woman entering a segregated laundramat...
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USA. Louisiana. New Orleans. Segregation in apartments.
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USA. New Orleans. 1963.
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USA. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1963. City prison.
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USA. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1963. Segregated ward in prison....
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USA. New Orleans, Louisiana. 1963.
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Leonard Freed 1963

USA. North and South Carolina. 1963. On the other side of the...
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USA. North Carolina. 1963. Poor rural family.
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USA. North and South Carolina. 1963. The massive superfluity...
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USA. South Carolina. Charleston. 1963.
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USA. South Carolina. 1963. Sisters.
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USA. South Carolina. Poor family on John's Island.
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USA. South Carolina. Poor family on John's Island. 1963.
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USA. South Carolina. 1963.
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USA. North and South Carolina. 1963.
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USA. South Carolina. 1963.
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USA. John's Island, South Carolina. 1963. Poor family.
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USA. New Orleans.
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USA. Georgia. 1963. Children selling flowers and decorations...
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