Civil rights activist James Zwerg after being beaten by a white mob in Montgomery, Alabama during the Freedom Ride, After the beating he had to wait two hours for treatment as no white crew would pick him up.
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April 1968 — Assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Ralph Abernathy, Jesse Jackson, and others stand on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel and point in the direction of gunshots that killed American civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. in Memphis.
“Three men who stood in the same line in Auschwitz have nearly consecutive numbers: From left, Menachem Shulovitz, bears Anshel Udd Sharezky, was and Jacob Zabetzky, was “We were strangers standing in line in.
1945 — V-J Day in Times Square Alfred Eisenstaedt/The LIFE Picture Collection / Getty Images An American sailor passionately kisses a nurse as thousands jam into Times Square to celebrate the long-awaited victory over Japan in World War II.