Here is a collection of some of the most important civil or human rights photographs ever taken, with my editorial comments. As is often the case, these photographs are significant because they shock our conscience and disturb the senses. That can certainly be said for some of these.
If you have other photographs in mind as you review these, please do not hesitate to let me know. It may be something worth blogging about in the future.
For those of you interested in the history of educational discrimination in the U.S., I have placed a photograph in the Box showing the state of segregation laws in the U.S. prior to Brown v. Board of Education from Wikipedia.
Never Doubt The Power Of A Single Individual To Effect Change
Never Forget The Dream
The Dream Cut Down
Separate But Equal Is ‘Inherently’ Unequal – Brown v. Board of Education
Human Rights Can Be Snuffed Out In An Instant
Human Rights Violations Touch All Ages…