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Civil Rights Memorial uses water in striking monument to victims - Virily

Tiny drops of water flow down her fingers and fall to the basin below. At the same time, an almost unnoticeable tear rolls down her cheek and slips into the water.

Kathrine Switzer marathon. First woman to break the barrier & run in the Boston marathon. It took another 5 years before woman were allowed to run. 1967. These photos are when she was being attacked by an official.

LOOK: Women Weren't Allowed To Do This -- But She Did It Anyway

In Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.

In 1965, at Jackson, Mississippi, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign.

Mississippi, Matt Herron

Bigotry and hate. In at Jackson, Mississippi, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign.

Deplorable segregation;  Leonard Freed; Women’s Prison, New Orleans, Louisiana;1965

Fun in the white female quarters of the racially-segregated New Orleans City Prison. By Leonard Freed,

Commodore Grace M. Hopper, USN who invented "debugging" as she literally removed a moth from console which wouldn't work

GRACE HOPPER (computer scientist, invented the first compiler which is a program that translates a computer language like Java into machine code, every single program and operating system computers use today was made possible by her first compiler)

Depression era

Venus Barnett and son Lincoln in room of their farmhouse, Oklahoma, Alfred Eisenstaedt—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images

Picasso by Arnold Newman, 1954

Arnold Newman Pablo Picasso, Vallauris, France 1954 All children are born artists. The problem is to remain an artist as we grow up.

Los niños no conocen el odio: lo aprenden de sus padres. Un encuentro que tuvo lugar en 1992 entre un niño vestido de Ku Klux Klan y un funcionario negro del Estado Trooper (policía estatal)

Las 35 sorprendentes fotos que probablemente no hayas podido ver nunca antes

A small white boy touches the riot shield of a black state trooper at a Ku Klux Klan rally in Atlanta, Georgia, 1992 Hard to believe this was taken Raising children in hate.

Miles Davis by palumbo

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Such a beautiful picture of Miles Davis, ca Photo: Tom Palumbo.

Incredible photograph of a German soldier going against direct orders to help a young boy cross the newly formed Berlin Wall after being separated from his family, 1961.

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through

Freedom Riders John Lewis and Jim Zwerg rest after being attacked in Montgomery, Alabama. May 20, 1961.

Civil Rights Freedom Riders & pacifists, John Lewis (left) and Jim Zwerg (right) in 1961 after being beaten by an angry White crowd. Jim Zwerg is seen here removing loose and broken teeth from his mouth after the beating.

Olive Myrtle Henderson (1877-1957) was the first female African American to graduate from Northwestern with a dental degree and the second female African American to practice dentistry in Chicago after Dr. Ida Gray Nelson Rollins. Dr. Henderson married Thomas Sterling Officer, MD, in June 1911. She opened a private practice on the South Side in 1912, and was active in the National Association of Colored Women and in her church, St. Thomas Episcopal, on South Wabash Avenue.

Olive Myrtle Henderson (1877-1957) was the first female African American to graduate from Northwestern with a dental degree and the second female African American to practice dentistry in Chicago after Dr. Ida Gray Nelson Rollins. Dr. Henderson married Thomas Sterling Officer, MD, in June 1911. She opened a private practice on the South Side in 1912, and was active in the National Association of Colored Women and in her church, St. Thomas Episcopal, on South Wabash Avenue.

The story of Olive Oatman. Her family was murdered with the exception of a brother that was left for dead at the wagon and a sister who was kidnapped along with Olive by the Indians. Olive was sold to another tribe and it is they who tattooed her chin and arms. Her sister died at ten years old, but Olive was rescued when word of a white girl reached an army outpost. Her freedom bought with blankets and other trade items.

The story of Olive Oatman. Her family was murdered Olive was sold to another tribe and it is they who tattooed her chin and arms. Olive was rescued when word of a white girl reached an army outpost. Her freedom bought with blankets and other trade items.

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La statue de la liberté à Paris en 1886 prior to departure to the USA

vintage bombshells.  One day I realized I was living in a country where I was afraid to be black. It was only a country for white people. Not black. So I left. I had been suffocating in the United States… A lot of us left, not because we wanted to leave, but because we couldn’t stand it anymore… I felt liberated in Paris.” (x) Josephine Baker

“Josephine Baker (June 1906 – April was an American-born French dancer, singer, and actress. Nicknamed the “Bronze Venus”, the “Black Pearl”, and even the “Créole Goddess” in anglophone nations. Baker was the first African American fe.

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