American pacifist James Zwerg after being beaten by a mob in Montgomery, Alabama in 1960 as part of the Freedom Riders. Zwerg volunteered to leave the bus first upon arriving in Montgomery, knowing he’d be the blunt of the violent crowd’s aggression. He would have died that day if an anonymous black man hadn’t stepped in and saved his life by deflecting the mob’s attention to himself.
A Ku Klux Klan member dangles a hangman's noose from a car as a warning to blacks to stay away from polling places in the municipal primary in Miami on May 3, 1939. Despite the threats, 616 blacks voted.
Starvation was vast during the Russian Revolution. These refugee children, their bellies distended from malnutrition, gave mute testimony in 1921 to the famine that killed as many as 6 million people. The Molokans that were able to leave Russia before the he worst natural disaster in Europe since the Black Plague in the Middle Ages. Five million Russians died.
Adolf Hitler on a walk with Helga Goebbels, Helga was later killed with cyanide by her parents with her siblings in Hitler’s bunker in [[MORE]] Some info: Daughter of Joseph Goebbels, minister of Nazi Germany’s Propaganda. Joseph Goebbels...