April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. On the anniversary of MLK's assassination, we revisit Harry Groskinsky's grim, riveting images taken at the Lorraine Motel the day he died. See more here: http://ti.me/H8L1LU (Henry Groskinsky—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

April 4, 1968: Martin Luther King Jr. is assassinated. On the anniversary of MLK's assassination, we revisit Harry Groskinsky's grim, riveting images taken at the Lorraine Motel the day he died. See more here: http://ti.me/H8L1LU (Henry Groskinsky—Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Caption from the August 27, 1945, issue of LIFE. "In the middle of New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers."

Caption from the August 27, 1945, issue of LIFE. "In the middle of New York's Times Square a white-clad girl clutches her purse and skirt as an uninhibited sailor plants his lips squarely on hers."

October 16, 1859:  Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men in an attack on the Harpers Ferry armory.  The raid to seize the weapons failed and Brown was captured, tried, and hung.  At his trial, Brown said:  "Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood...with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit; so let it be done!"

October 16, 1859

October 16, 1859: Abolitionist John Brown leads 18 men in an attack on the Harpers Ferry armory. The raid to seize the weapons failed and Brown was captured, tried, and hung. At his trial, Brown said: "Now, if it is deemed necessary that I should forfeit my life for the furtherance of the ends of justice, and mingle my blood...with the blood of millions in this slave country whose rights are disregarded by wicked, cruel, and unjust enactments, I submit; so let it be done!"

White and Black Lock Arms at Freedom March, Washington D.C. 1963 photo by LIFE photographer, Francis Miller

White and Black Lock Arms at Freedom March, Washington D.C. 1963 photo by LIFE photographer, Francis Miller

The Opelousas Massacre of Louisiana (1868), The Seymour Knights (a white supremacist group) led by Judge James Dickenson killed between 150 to 300 Black-American residents of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana for trying to join the democratic party and exercise their voting rights. Among them were twelve leaders of the Black Republicans were seized and lynched.

The Opelousas Massacre of Louisiana (1868), The Seymour Knights (a white supremacist group) led by Judge James Dickenson killed between 150 to 300 Black-American residents of St. Landry Parish, Louisiana for trying to join the democratic party and exercise their voting rights. Among them were twelve leaders of the Black Republicans were seized and lynched.

The Scottsboro Boys: Pardoned after 82 years

The Scottsboro Boys: The case that helped spur the modern civil rights movement

this is the last "flight" of the Discovery.....We Miss The Space Shuttle :(

NASA Captures Shuttle's Capitol Hill Flyby With—What Else—Instagram (Updated)

this is the last "flight" of the Discovery.....We Miss The Space Shuttle :(

The ocean liner S.S. Normandie tips over on February 9, 1942 at New York City’s Pier 88.

The ocean liner S.S. Normandie tips over on February 9, 1942 at New York City’s Pier 88.

Detroiturbex.com - Now and Then; sad before and after pictures of deteriorating Detroit, a dying city

Detroiturbex.com - Now and Then; sad before and after pictures of deteriorating Detroit, a dying city

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