Wednesday, June 20, 2012

From the annals of the US Civil Rights Movement

This is a 1963 photo from the annals of the US Civil Rights Movement. It was a powerful social movement which continues to inspire people throughout the world to stand defiantly against racist persecution & oppression. That movement sustained extreme violence from assaultive weapons of all sorts & many activists were murdered. Here a Birmingham, Alabama activist glares at the cops who just assaulted him with a water cannon. His remarkable defiance & fearlessness typified that movement & is exactly the spirit required of today’s activists. It’s reposted as a tribute to him & to the great Civil Rights Movement. May it continue to give us courage. (Photo by Charles Moore)

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