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An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed Berlin Wall -1961

An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed Berlin Wall -1961

Vintage movie watching.  I remember watching Gone With the Wind with my parents.  I'm sure my Dad slept through it, but my mom loved it.  In the late 60's this was our weekend hangout.

Vintage movie watching. I remember watching Gone With the Wind with my parents. I'm sure my Dad slept through it, but my mom loved it. In the late 60's this was our weekend hangout.

The colored had separate trains than the white people Freddy Espinoza

The colored had separate trains than the white people Freddy Espinoza

12. Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear.This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley, and depicts the exact moment when this boy,hears for the very first time ever.

12. Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear.This photo was taken by photographer Jack Bradley, and depicts the exact moment when this boy,hears for the very first time ever.

Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima, Japan; August 8, 1945

Eyes that have seen a nuclear blast. Hiroshima, Japan; August 8, 1945

Noone who sees the photo soon forgets it: A small boy, about 3 years old, dressed in a child-sized Ku Klux Klan robe and pointed hat, reaches out to touch his reflection in a riot shield as the African-American trooper holding the shield looks down at him. It was a fleeting moment away from the main action during a Barrow County Ku Klux Klan group’s rally on Sept. 5, 1992, in downtown Gainesville, and just before the little boy’s mother pulled him away. (Photo: Todd Robertson)

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Noone who sees the photo soon forgets it: A small boy, about 3 years old, dressed in a child-sized Ku Klux Klan robe and pointed hat, reaches out to touch his reflection in a riot shield as the African-American trooper holding the shield looks down at him. It was a fleeting moment away from the main action during a Barrow County Ku Klux Klan group’s rally on Sept. 5, 1992, in downtown Gainesville, and just before the little boy’s mother pulled him away. (Photo: Todd Robertson)

A black man fearlessly drinks out of a "white only" water fountain when segregation was at its worst. This photo caught my eye because it displays something I haven't seen in many civil rights pictures: humor. He seems to almost be daring the person behind the camera to challenge him.

A black man fearlessly drinks out of a "white only" water fountain when segregation was at its worst. This photo caught my eye because it displays something I haven't seen in many civil rights pictures: humor. He seems to almost be daring the person behind the camera to challenge him.

May 08, 1945 — Two million people gathered in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II.

May 08, 1945 — Two million people gathered in Times Square to celebrate the end of World War II.

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