Mary Winsor, founder and president of the Limited Suffrage Society, holds a sign during the American suffrage movement; ca. 1917.
General Robert E. Lee, a week after his surrender (which effectively ended the Civil War). April 16, 1865.
Lou Gehrig. July 4, 1939.
Two years after this photo was taken, Lou Gehrig would pass away due to ALS. This photo was taken moments after gaving his famous farewell speech, saying, “I might have been given a bad break, but I’ve got an an awful lot to live for. Thank you.”
Buses leave Washington D.C. after the March On Washington, August 28, 1963.
This piece was done as a contribution to NPR, covering the 50th anniversary of this event, a major milestone in the Civil Rights Movement.