We can all be thankful that he chose this path. Why? Because he is one of the civil rights movement’s great unsung heroes. A Marine, who’d once been a boxer, this white Alabama native was perhaps an unlikely supporter of the cause. Yet when Martin Luther King Jr. was arrested in Alabama in 1958, Moore was there. When police dogs attacked anti-segregation demonstrators in 1963, Moore was there. When a march for voting rights culminated in tear gas and police clubs in 1965, Moore was there.
The oldest surviving camera photograph, View from the Window at Le Gras, was taken by Nicéphore Niépce in 1826. Since then photographers have captured countless historic moments. Sometimes, they appreciated the significance of the moment, other times they have not. Here’s an amazing selection of photos, full of human emotions, which include both these categories.
Bill and Hillary Clinton when they first meet as university students, 1973.
Residents of West Berlin show their children to their grandparents living in East Berlin, 1961.
The history of the women’s rights movement in the United States is a long and complex tale spanning centuries, and countless women and men have worked tirelessly in order to advance the cause. We’ve gathered together a few photos that help to tell the story of how women gained the right to vote, starting from the beginning of the movement.
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