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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

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GAY LESBIAN RIGHTS PHILADELPHIA

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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

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The bold and the dutiful: 21 courageous quotes from history’s biggest badasses

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Read about any period of history and one thing you’re guaranteed to come across is bloody, gut wrenching wars. It’s one thing that we humans excel at, whatever the era and whatever the culture. Yet amidst all this terrible, and often pointless, slaughter we sometimes get glimpses of great bravery in the face of terrible odds. It’s during these moment, when all looks doomed, that certain types of men and women go full bad ass. In honour of their devil-may-care attitude to danger, here are some of their finest moments immortalized in their finest words. Prepare to be amazed. 

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Picture Power: Meet the civil rights photographer who helped change history

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“I don’t wanna fight with my fists. I wanna fight with my camera,” Charles Moore once said.

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.

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