The 1960’s were a time of freedom, deliverance, developing and molding for African-American people all over the United States. The Civil Rights Movement consisted of black people in the south fighting for equal rights. Although, years earlier by law Africans were considered free from slavery but that wasn’t enough they wanted to be treated equal as well. Many black people were fed up with the segregation laws such as giving up their seats on a public bus to a white woman, man, or child. They didn’t want separate bathrooms and water fountains and they wanted to be able to eat in a restaurant and sit wherever they wanted to and be served just like any other person.
During the Civil Rights Movement a lot of the white people who wanted things segregated and didn’t want to treat blacks equal fought back against blacks. There is a page on the Internet called civilrightsphotos.com that shows how violent anti-civil rights people were. This page shows a very discouraging picture of a big police dog biting out a mans stomach while a police officer holds the man by the collar. Not only were there people literally getting their guts taken out by dogs, there were fights and people getting fire hoses turned on them. People lost their lives, both black and white.
The web page of photos is made up of pictures from different events during the civil rights movement. There are pictures showing blacks getting sprayed with fire hose, bit by police dogs, and there is a picture of a group of churchgoers who got into a confrontation with a police and fireman and they kneeled down in prayer right in the middle of the street. My interpretation of this site is it gives today’s generation who were not around to experience these events a true sense that people actually struggled for civil rights in Birmingham, 1963. With these live action capturing black and white photos one can’t help but believe these events actually happened.
This site was created by Charles Moore, a freelance photographer who seemed to always be at the right place at the right time. All of the pictures on this web site were taken by Charles Moore who was especially found of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and what he stood for. There are pictures from the freedom march of 1963 and the Selma March of 1965. Pictures here show Dr. King marching non-violently with both black and white supporters. There is a picture of Andrew Young leading marchers through Selma in prayer. Governor...