Following my post about some of the best pictures ever taken, a reader started sending me her collection of pictures that she’s amassed over the years.
Some of them were part of the previous post in question while others were totally new. All of them are still striking, amazing and haunting.
So without further ado, I commence.
1957 – The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States. Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassments after only 4 days.
1963 – Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam, burns himself to death protesting the government’s torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Duc never made a sound or moved while he was burning.
1965 – A mom and her children try to cross the river in South Vietnam in an attempt to run away from the American bombs.
1966 – U.S. troops in South Vietnam are dragging a dead Vietcong soldier.
1975 – A woman and a girl falling down after the fire escape collapses.
February 1, 1968 – South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan shoots a young man, whom he suspects to be a Viet Cong soldier.
1980 – A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger, and a missionary.
1987 – A mother in South Korea apologizes and asks for forgiveness for her son who was arrested after attending a protest against the alleged manipulations in the general elections.
1992 – A mother in Somalia holds the body of her child who died of hunger.
1994 – A Rwandan man who was tortured by the soldiers after being suspected to have spoken with the Tutsi rebels.
1996 – Kids who have been affected by the civil war in Angola.
2001 – An Afghani refugee kid’s body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan.
2003 – An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child.
Congo: A father stares at the hands of his five year-old daughter, which were severed as a punishment for having harvested too little caoutchouc/rubber.
1902 – location in the United States not specified.
July 7, 1865 – Washington, Lincoln assassination conspirators Mary Surratt, Lewis Payne, David Herold and George Atzerodt shortly after their execution at Fort McNair.
July 1913 – Gettysburg reunion, Veterans of the G.A.R. and of the Confederacy, at the Encampment.
March 1941 – Planting corn on a plantation near Moncks Corner, South Carolina.
May 18, 1914, Washington, D.C. – Washington Post records the passing of one John A. Eaglen, 3 years.