The 1960s were a tumultuous time on the political scene in the United States. People of color, women and people who were against the war in Vietnam came together all across the country to protest what was going on in their nation. Marches and demonstrations happening now look like a repeat of those anxious days. Here is a collection of images that will give you a unique look at the iconic protests of the 1960s.
On May 4, 1963, in Birmingham, Alabama, police used attack dogs to take down a teenage civil rights activist who had defied an anti-parade ordinance.
The National Mall
This site has been the home to many protests; one of the largest at the time, The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedoms, occurred on August 28, 1963, during which Martin Luther King Jr. gave his “I have a dream” speech.