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More than 180,000 African Americans served in the U.S. Army during the Civil War. Nearly 40,000 of them lost their lives.
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Black men of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War
A Moment In American History. That Massachusetts regiment made a stand, and impacted America.
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Black Soldiers in the Union Army in the Civil War. Nearly 200,000 African American men served in the Union Army and Navy between 1861 and 1865.
Black Men Are Beautiful. | black-culture: More than 180,000...
Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal. But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history - and was captured on film by LIFE photographer Grey Villet. ~ LIFE
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People are people, not black people, white people...just people. Just 45 years ago, 16 states deemed marriages between two people of different races illegal. But in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, who was white, and his wife, Mildred Loving, of African American and Native American descent. The case changed history - and was captured on film by LIFE photographer Grey Villet. ~ LIFE
It’s not unusual for a documentary film to rely on photographs to illustrate history, but "The Loving Story" — using vintage photographs taken by Grey Villet for LIFE magazine — demonstrates a unique way of doing so. http://ti.me/zE90sb
Richard & Mildred Loving, an interracial couple married in 1958 (and subsequently arrested), went before the Supreme Court in 1967 and helped legalize interracial marriage in the United States (Loving v. Virginia)
The Loving Story: Photographs by Grey Villet JANUARY 20–MAY 6, 2012 Forty-five years ago, sixteen states still prohibited interracial marriage. Then, in 1967, the U.S. Supreme Court considered the case of Richard Perry Loving, a white man, and his wife, Mildred Loving, a woman of African American and Native American descent, who had been arrested for miscegenation nine years earlier in Virginia. The Lovings were not active in the Civil Rights movement but their tenacious legal battle to justify their marriage changed history when the Supreme Court unanimously declared Virginia's anti-miscegenation law—and all race-based marriage bans—unconstitutional. LIFE magazine photographer Grey Villet's intimate images were uncovered by director Nancy Buirski during the making of The Loving Story, a documentary debuting on February 14, 2012 on HBO. The exhibition, organized by Assistant Curator of Collections Erin Barnett, includes some 20 vintage prints loaned by the estate of Grey Villet and by the Loving family. This exhibition was made possible with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. More Sharing Servicesshare this page Press Release PDF "The Heart of the Matter: Love" — The New York Times "Defying a law against mixed race marriage" — NBC Nightly News
84 year old woman who was, by her own words, born two years before the surrender of the Confederacy, Mississippi, United States, 1947, photograph by Dorothea Lange.
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84 year old Mississippi Woman - This women was, by her own words, born two years before the surrender, in 1863. #Fotografía Dorothea Lange @Qomomolo
84 year old Mississippi Woman - This women was, by her own words, born two years before the surrender, in 1863. Dorothea Lange #photography @Qomomolo
An Irish migrant mother, 32, who has seven hungry children, living in a tent camp in Nipomo, California. Photograph by Dorothea Lange, March 1936.
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Dorothea Lange, Mother and Children in Tent Camp: 1936. If you ever wanted to see a wider shot of the famous Depression Era Migrant Mother photograph. via Shorpy
Dorothea Lange is one of the most important documenters of The Great Depression, and her photographs of migrant families and farm workers show the true desperation — and dignity — of a disoriented population. This photo in the Migrant Mother series was taken in February of 1936 and features a 32-year-old mother surrounded by her seven camera-shy children. Even though it’s in black and white, the photo is startlingly gripping and detailed, honoring every wrinkle, chapped lip & frayed clothing.
Migrant worker family during the American dustbowl. Photo by D. Lange
Dust bowl migrants. One of a series of Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother" photos of Florence Thompson's young family destitute in a pea picker's camp because of the failure of the early pea crop. They had just sold their tent in order to buy food for their seven children. Nipomo, California, 1936.
November 1936. "American River camp, Sacramento, California. Destitute family. Five children, aged two to seventeen years."
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November 1936. "American River camp, Sacramento, California. Destitute family. Five children, aged two to seventeen years." Medium-format nitrate negative by Dorothea Lange for the Resettlement Administration.
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November 1936. American River camp, Sacramento, California. Destitute family. Five children, aged two to seventeen years. Photo: Dorthea Lange.
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Five Plus Pup: 1936
A homeless boy sleeping in a box in Seattle's Hooverville, 1933.
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Boy asleep in cardboard box, Hooverville, ca. 1933
A homeless boy sleeping in a box in Seattle's Hooverville, 1933
STOP asking us to send money to other countries. I have said in my life time " I would live in a cardboard box before I would let my son go hungry, without a roof over HIS head." Well people here it is a homeless boy sleeping in a box in Seattle's Hooverville. Yes, we live in the richest country in the world, but ask yourself this . . . Did HE ask for that fate, did HE cause his situation, are you SURE these people will abuse the system? Yes?! Then why is he sleeping in a cardboard box?!?
An Oklahoma dugout photographed c. 1909. The family is probably sitting in the only available shade. Source:http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2004665280/ From a picture postcard series by J. V. Dedrick
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First day of integration at Clinton High School. Tennessee, 1956. By Robert W. Kelley
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First day of integration at Clinton High School. Tennessee, 1956. By Robert W. Kelley. These black kids were so brave!
A lone African-American student waits for class to start at a newly integrated high school. Photograph by Robert W. Kelley. Clinton, Tennessee, 1956-- He looks so alone
Young boy attending Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have A Dream" speech. 1963.
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Young boy attending Martin Luther King Jr's "I Have a Dream" speech, Aug 28th, 1963. Other amazing photos from the past on this page as well
Kid attending Martin Luther King Jr's "I have a dream" speech, 28th Aug 1963.
This is a stunning photograph from 1862. The image shows a Civil War Ambulance crew removing the wounded from a battlefiled. It shows a horse-drawn ambulance, and the Zouave uniforms of this unit.
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Civil War Ambulance Crew - historic image of Zouave ambulance crew demonstrating removal of wounded soldiers from the field. It was taken in 1862. The image shows United States Medical Workers.
A zouave ambulance crew, wearing turbans, slipper-like shoes, baggy pants and short jackets, during the Civil War -- photograph Library of Congress
American Zouave ambulance crew demonstrating removal of wounded soldiers from the field, during the American Civil War.
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Old Picture of the Day: Civil War Ambulance Crew
A marcher braving the wind and rain during the Selma to Montgomery March for voting rights, March 1965.
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Beautiful Portrait of Marcher braving the wind and rain during the "Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights" ~ March, 1965. (Sad that all these years later we're still having to battle this old shoe. Now it's called re-districting.)
Un manifestante desafiando el viento y la lluvia durante el Selma a Montgomery Marcha por los derechos de voto, marzo de 1965.
The 1965 Selma to Montgomery March for Voting Rights. (Photographer: Ivan Massar)
Windows are bricked up on the East Berline side during the construction of the Berlin Wall, Germany, November 1961 © Don McCullin / Contact Press Images / LUZphoto
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Germany. Windows are bricked up on the East Berline side during the construction of the Berlin Wall, Germany, November 1961 © Don McCullin / Contact Press Images
Katsinas of Hopi Powamu Ceremony, Walpi Pueblo, Arizona, 1893, James Mooney, Bureau of American Ethnology.
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Kachinas of Powamu Ceremony, Hopi: Kachinas are masked dancers representing ancestral spirits, who return to the Hopi from the subterranean world in January or February each year and depart in July. Powamu, the Bean-Planting, is the first great ceremony of the cycle during which children are initiated into the Powamu and Kachina Societies. Powamu celebrates the return of the spirits and a fertile harvest. Photograph by James Mooney, Walpi Pueblo, AZ (1893).
Katsinas of Hopi Powamu Ceremony, Walpi Pueblo, Arizona, 1893, Photo by James Mooney. Bureau of American Ethnology.
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Kachinas and Rock Art.
A rare image of an authentic Brule War Party. It was taken in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis.
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Brule War Party Here we present a rare image of an authentic Brule Indian War Party. It was taken in 1907 by Edward S. Curtis. The image shows Brule Indians, many wearing war bonnets, on horseback.
Edward Curtis photo of a war party on the prairies
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American Indian Wars | Trail of Tears - Battle of Reed's Bridge - Aug 27,1863
Brule War Party
The bad old days: 1950s West German border police (left) stare down the East after a young woman makes it across the line #history
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West German border police (at left) stare down East German Vopos after a young woman makes it across the line into West Berlin (ca. 1960)
Drive Thru History Photo from the early 1960s. Before the construction of the Berlin Wall West German soldiers stare down the East after a young woman makes it across the line to the West.
West Germans stare down the East after a young woman made it across the line from East to West Berlin. This photo will mean absolutely nothing to college students. Communism and socialism are cool, they are taught. When I see college students, often at the instigation of faculty, glorifying Marxism, I just have to shake my head.
I loved my military service in Germany, I am a Cold War Vet, pictures like this move me. Why? I understood why we were there. Proud of those West Germans. What a moving photo. I was in Berlin and went to the East under Flag Orders. The checkpoints of free Germany versus communist Germany are very, very real to me.
West Berlin policemen and East German Volkspolizei face each other across the border in Berlin, circa 1955.
"Get the hell ot of my race and give me those numbers." After realizing a woman was running Boston marathon organizer Jock Semple went after Kathrine Switzer. Other runners blocked him and she went on to finish the race. 1967 (five years later, women were officially allowed to compete)
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57 Incredibles Photos Taken Throughout History - Caveman Circus
September 11, 2001: Unbelievable Picture Of People Watching The South Tower Collapse
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September 11, 2001: Unbelievable Picture Of People Watching The South Tower Collapse 9-11 #NeverForget #911 #Remembering911 9/11/2001
I took this photograph exactly 11 years ago this morning, at 9:58 am, just as the South Tower of the World Trade Center began to collapse. I still do not know the names of the people in the picture, but would love to. Please share this picture in the hopes they contact me. Patrick Witty New York Times~ Time Magazine
On September 11, 2001, terrorists crash two airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City, causing the 110-story twin towers to collapse and killing nearly 3,000 people.
This picture was taken at 9:58 am on September 11, 1001 as the south tower went down. Patrick Witty, the photographer, is still trying to find the names of the people in the photo.
New Yorkers at Park Row and Beekman Street look up as the south tower begins to collapse. Photograph by Patrick Witty.
Unbelievable Picture Of People Watching The South Tower Collapse
Twitter / HistoricalPics: A black policeman protects a KKK member, as protesters were closing in on them at a rally in Austin, Texas 1983.
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An African American Police Officer Protects a Klan Member From Protesters that were closing in on him at a Rally in Austin Texas (1983) #Ironic #BlackHistory #BlackHistoryMonth
Can you say Ironic? A black policeman protects a KKK member, as protesters were closing in on them at a rally in Austin, Texas 1983. (I would have let the jerk get a taste of what he's dishing...clearly the police officer is a bigger person than I am)
"Can you say Ironic? A black policeman protects a KKK member, as protesters were closing in on them at a rally in Austin, Texas 1983." He punched him right after the photo
African-American policeman protects a KKK member, as protesters were closing in on them in at a rally in Austin, TX
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A Vietnamese woman carries her children and possessions on bamboo pole as she tries to escape fierce fighting in the Cholon suburb of Saigon during the Viet Cong Mini Tet offensive of the Vietnam War in May 1968 --- Image by © Nik Wheeler/Corbis
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A couple who’d moved into an all-white neighbourhood looks at graffiti scrawled in front of their home. Chicago, 1957. Francis Miller
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A fellow African American family in Chicago moved into a white neighborhood. They are facing the same thing that Mama and her family are facing. Mama dreams of a world where these feelings are no longer and everyone lives in peace.
A couple who’d moved into an all-white neighbourhood looks at graffiti scrawled in front of their home. Chicago, 1957. Francis Miller Just sad.
Don McCullin, West Berlin, Germany, November 1961
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West Berliner looking into East Berlin through a crack in the Berlin Wall at the time of its construction. West Berlin, Germany, November 1961
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AUG. 9, 1945 The exact moment of detonation at Nagasaki is captured in this remarkable photograph. Notice the three people in the foreground, as yet unaware that anything has happened. The destruction of Nagasaki followed that of Hiroshima by three days and compelled Japan to surrender, ending World War II.
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22 Historical Photos (Part5) - Seriously, For Real? Fallout cloud above the Japanese city of Nagasaki, 20 minutes after the atomic bombing in 1945
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Nagasaki (長崎市) 20 minutes after the World War II atomic bombing in 9 August 1945 at 11 a.m.
A dying soldier clutching to a priest after being hit by sniper fire. Whether you're religious or not, this soldier was given comfort in this last moments by an extraordinary brave man.
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"Puerto Cabello naval base, Venezuela, 4 June 1962. A soldier who has been mortally wounded by a sniper clings onto navy chaplain Luis Padillo... Braving the streets amid sniper fire, to offer last rites to the dying, the priest encountered a wounded soldier, who pulled himself up by clinging to the priest’s cassock, as bullets chewed up the concrete around them. Rondón Lovera, who had to lie flat to avoid getting shot, later said that he was unsure how he managed to take this picture."
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November 9, 1989, Berlin, Germany.
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November 9, 1989, Berlin, Germany. The wall picture!
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Berlin Wall Comes Down - November 1989
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Berlin Wall. November 9th 4:30pm 1990 the fall of the Berlin Wall
(from "The 32 most powerful images ever taken" article) Prisoner stares with no fear at Heinrich Himmler, one of the chief architects of the holocaust and chief of the gestapo. Photo credits: unknown