15 Powerful Photos That Reveal What Life Was Like During The Civil Rights Movement – WaitUp

15 Powerful Photos That Reveal What Life Was Like During The Civil Rights Movement


The 1960s were a volatile time for the American people. This was especially true in the early part of the decade when many people took to the streets to protest resistance to court decisions that had concluded that racial segregation was unconstitutional. Bruce Davidson, a well-known photographer, joined the Freedom Riders and documented their experiences as they travelled from Alabama to Mississippi in 1961. These fifteen photos reveal what life during the time of the Civil Rights Movement was like.

Who Were The Freedom Riders?

Magnumphotos

Formed in 1961, the Freedom Riders were civil rights activists who travelled by bus throughout the Southern United States to challenge prejudice and segregation.

Well-Known Photographer

Street Hunters

In 1961, Bruce Davidson had already achieved a certain level of respect as a documentary photojournalist when he decided to capture the experiences of the Freedom Riders.


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