29 Fascinating Photos of the Civil Rights Movement

The civil rights movement was an era of incredible social and political change that unfolded during the 1950s and 1960s. It came as a response to the deep-seated racial prejudices that were rampant in the U.S.  These photos capture the zeitgeist of that time.

1. “I am a Man” 

Image credit: Time
Image credit: Time

“I Am a Man!” These were the words of many African-American men during the Civil Rights Movement. They served as both a personal statement and declaration of independence against oppression, affirming their basic human dignity.

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