Civil Rights: How Pictures Changed America | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness |
If your students think a photo can’t change history, have them think again. If they thumb through histories of that time period, they’ll come across iconic still photographs that shocked the nation and influenced the decisions of important leaders. Moore believed that his photos would cause people to take political action. He was correct. And he wasn’t alone.

News photographers, as well as TV news crews, were regularly witnesses to the protests and police violence associated with the activities of the movement’s leader, Reverend Martin Luther King Jr, capturing his famous oratory and documenting frequent confrontations with white authorities in the segregated South.

Via Jim Lerman