In 1975, photographer Stanley J Forman grabbed a ride with a fire truck in Marlborough Street in Boston. He arrived in time to capture one of the most heart-rending images of a woman and child falling 5 stories. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene and the child ended up surviving The photograph went on to win a Pulitzer Prize in 1976, & it catalysed the call for stronger fire regulations across USA thereby saving potentially thousands of lives in the decades since
Anti-war protesting started in March of 1965 at the University of Michigan. This shows that many young people, often the people that were drafted, were beginning to disagree with the Vietnam war. Many Americans saw images on television of wounded soldiers and other horrible scenes that moved them to rethink their support of the war. I chose this image because it shows that many Americans did protest the war, once they began to question whether they really needed to contain communism or not.