5 passionate protests that really did change the world

In the field of history, big one-off events are sometimes seen as high watermarks for important movements, or big bursts that have changed perceptions of affairs in their time and affected subsequent events. It’s up to academics to further the discourse on the relevance of events like these, but we’ve picked  a list of some important ones you probably should read up on.
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Sign of the times! 14 protest signs that sum up the Sixties

The Sixties were a time of social upheaval and calls for change in the US and much of the Western world.

To celebrate the grassroots countercultural movements of the 1960s, we’ve hand picked some of our favorite protest signs from this decade. To mix things up, we felt we had to throw throw in a couple of very reactionary signs as well. We think these conservative views illustrate some of the mainstream thinking a lot of progressive people felt so fed up about, to the point where drugs and loud music became a perfectly reasonable responses.

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GARD Pro Not Registered

1960signs

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naacp-protest-memphis-tn-early-1960s

racist-student-montgomery-high-school-protests-integration-1963-keep-alabama-white-by-flip-schulke

GAY LESBIAN RIGHTS PHILADELPHIA

beatlemania-we-love-the-beatles

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A young American woman holds up a sign as she protests for women

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GARD Pro Not Registered

mini-skirt-protest-1960s

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Twist and Shout: A short history of dance, in pics

Have you ever wondered where dancing originated, or what inspired people to start moving their bodies in time to music? Well, you aren’t alone. The origins of dance have intrigued people for ages, and yet no one is completely sure about the hows and whys of its beginning. What we can be sure of is that it’s one of humanity’s most captivating forms of expression — beautiful to watch, fun to do, and a nearly universal pastime for cultures around the world and throughout time, with evidence of dancers even dating way back to prehistoric times. Let’s take a look at a few photos that show just how amazing dance and all of its variations can be.

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