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In 1965, Matt Herron took an iconic and ironic image from the civil rights era as a white policeman rips an American flag away from a young black boy, having already confiscated his ‘No More Police Brutality’ sign. — in Jackson, Mississippi.

Ndebele woman, South Africa

Joseph Laroche and Juliette Lafargue were an interracial couple aboard the Titanic. As the ship sank, Joseph stuffed his coat with money & jewelry, took his pregnant wife and children to the deck and managed to get them into a lifeboat. He gave the coat to his wife, and said: “Here, take this, you are going to need it. I’ll get another boat. God be with you. I’ll see you in New York.” Joseph died in the sinking. He was the only passenger of black descent on the Titanic. His body was never found.

1939 Former slave with horn used to call slaves, near Marshall, Texas (Russell Lee, FSA)

Somali women use qasil which comes from a tree as a protection from the sun and a natural beauty product.

The Lynching of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith (Indiana, 1930)...The carnival atmosphere of the event in this infamous photo has always haunted me.

Dr. Eliza Ann Grier. Born a slave she became the first African American to practice medicine in Georgia

African Dinka girls, by George Rodger, 1948. The Dinka are Sudanese tribespeople who rely on cattle herding at riverside camps in the dry season and grow millet and other grains in fixed settlements during the rainy season