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Photos that shook the world

Discussion in 'The Lobby' started by Teritus, May 5, 2013.

  1. Panthera

    Panthera Don Gato

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    Well this guy Gavrilo Princip here sparked WW I. He was member of Black Hand which purpose was to liberate south slavs from Austro-Hungarian Empire. "Black Hand" is also an Easter Egg in Oblivion (TES IV).
     
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  2. Epic Keith

    Epic Keith By Ysmir you're going to FREEZE to death!

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    This

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    Crooksin Glue Sniffer

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    9/11 "The Falling Man"
     
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    Docta Corvina Well-Known Member

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    ^ I was wondering if/when someone would post this one. I watched a documentary on it as well. Heartbreaking, thoroughly. And haunting.
     
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  5. Reaper87

    Reaper87 吉光

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    I like the pic of the soviet flag in Berlin. So iconic. :)
     
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    Dallas-Arbiter Well-Known Member

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    Jimi-hendrix-guitar-on-fire-monterey-live.jpg


    Just Jimi Hendrix setting fire to a 1963 Fender Stratocaster.
     
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  7. Mr.Self Destruct

    Mr.Self Destruct Chosen Undead

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    "...Consider again that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives."

    Never ceases to amaze me
     

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  8. Panthera

    Panthera Don Gato

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    That looks like hair and speck on it.
     
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    Mr.Self Destruct Chosen Undead

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    You're living on that speck right now.:confused:
     
  10. The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass

    The Honorable Gidian Diva of Sass Sahrot Vahlok Spaan. Bahnahgaar. Minion #88!
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  11. Docta Corvina

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    That is amazing stuff! Breathtaking. And mind-blowing.
     
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    Clau The Fateless One

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    Rachel Corrie - Over a decade ago.

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    Anouck Queen of Procrastination

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  14. Epic Keith

    Epic Keith By Ysmir you're going to FREEZE to death!

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    The murder which shook both Muslims and non-Muslims alike
     
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  15. Teritus

    Teritus Giving it to you straight since 1869

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    Watched a rather fascinating documentary earlier today and I thought this would be a suitable place to post it.

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    If you can spare a few minutes I'd recommend a read of the full story of what happened below. Some eye-opening stuff.

    Emmett Till Lynching

    Fourteen-year-old Emmett Till was excited about his trip from his home in Chicago’s south side to the Mississippi, Delta to visit relatives. Prior to his departure, his mother, Mamie Till Bradley, a teacher, had done her best to advise him about how to behave when interacting with Southern white people. Till’s mother understood that in Mississippi race relations were a lot different than in Chicago. In Mississippi, over 500 blacks had been lynched since 1882 and racially motivated murders were not unfamiliar, especially in the Delta where Till was going. Racial tensions were also on the rise; the United States Supreme Court’s 1954 decision in Brown v. Board of Education, which ordered the end of segregation in schools, created dismay throughout many Southern white communities. Furthermore, the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups began working to maintain life as they knew it.

    With his mother’s warning and wearing the ring that had belonged to his deceased father, on August 20, 1955, Emmett Till setoff with his cousin Curtis Jones on the train to Mississippi. When Till and Jones arrived on August 21, they stayed at the home of Till’s great-uncle Mose Wright, just on the outskirts of Money, Mississippi.

    Emmett Till is Kidnapped and Murdered

    On August 24, the boys drove Wright’s car into the small town of Money and stopped at Bryant’s Grocery store to buy some candy. Prior to entering the store, Till pulled out some pictures of his white friends in Chicago and showed them to some local boys outside of the store. The boys dared Till to talk to Carolyn Bryant, the store clerk. Till went into the store, purchased some candy, and what happened as he was leaving is unclear. Till either said, “Bye, baby” or he whistled at Carolyn Bryant.

    Neither Till nor Jones understood the magnitude of Till’s act, so they did not tell Mose Wright what had happened. They continued to think nothing of the event as three days passed without incident. However, on the fourth day early Sunday morning, Roy Bryant, Carolyn’s husband, and J.W. Milam, Roy’s half-brother, knocked on the door of Wright’s home. With a pistol and flashlight in hand, they asked Mose Wright whether three boys from Chicago were staying with him. Wright led them to the room where Till was sleeping, and the men told Till to get dressed. Wright unsuccessfully pleaded with them to just whip Till. As they were leaving, they threatened to kill Wright if he told anyone.

    Several hours later, Mamie Till was notified of her son’s kidnapping. A search of the area was conducted, and Mamie Till notified Chicago newspapers of her son’s disappearance. Wright told Money’s sheriff who had taken Till, and he arrested Bryant and Milam for kidnapping.
    The Mutilation of Emmett Till’s Face

    Three days later, Till’s body was discovered in the Tallahatchie River. It was weighted down by a seventy-five pound cotton gin fan, which was tied around Till’s neck with barbed wire. His face was so mutilated that when Wright identified the body, he could only do so based on the ring that Till was been wearing.

    Although Mamie Till experienced difficulty in getting her son’s body sent to Chicago, when it finally arrived she made the decision to have an open casket funeral. Mamie wanted the world to know what had happened to her son. His right eye was missing, his nose was broken, and there was a hole in the side of his head. Fifty-thousand people attended the funeral. Jet magazine ran photos of Till’s body; soon Till’s murder became an international story.

    The Trial of Milam and Bryant
    Meanwhile, Milam and Bryant had garnered support. Whites in their community claimed they were innocent and supported their defense financially. The trial began on September 19, 1955 in Sumner, Mississippi. The entire jury was composed of white men from the defendants’ home county. At trial they asserted that the body recovered from the river was not Till’s body. Instead, claimed Milam and Bryant, they had taken Till but had let him go. They alleged that the NAACP and Mamie Till had dug up a body and claimed that it was Till. According to their defense, Till was hiding out in Chicago.

    Finding witnesses was difficult for the prosecution. In the South, it was dangerous for blacks to testify against any white person, so those who knew anything were reluctant to come forward. However, white and black reporters and the NAACP were able to find witnesses against the defendants. Willie Reed testified on the stand in barely a whisper that he had seen Bryant, Milam, and another man with Till. Further, he testified that he heard screaming coming from the Milam barn. When Milam came out of the barn with a .45 on his hip, Milam asked Reed if he saw anything, and Reed said no. Mose Wright had decided from the beginning that he was going to testify. When Wright took the stand, he testified that Milam and Bryant had taken Till at gunpoint from his home. After Reed and Wright testified, they were quickly escorted out of Mississippi by the NAACP.

    Testimony also came from Mamie Till. She testified that the body she buried was her son, Emmett Till. Neither Milam nor Bryant testified. The trial lasted five days. In the defense’s closing argument, Milam and Bryant’s attorney forewarned the jury about convicting the defendants: “Your ancestors will turn over in their grave, and I’m sure every last Anglo-Saxon one of you has the courage to free these men.” The jury deliberated for only 67 minutes; according to one juror, it lasted that long only because they stopped to drink soda. The jury found Milam and Bryant not guilty. They concluded that the prosecution had failed to prove that the body recovered from the river was Emmett Till.

    Milam and Bryant Confess to Murdering Emmett Till

    On January 24, 1956, Look magazine published the confession of Milam and Bryant, who had agreed to tell their story for $4,000. According to their confession, they beat Till with a .45 in Milam’s barn. They proceeded to take him to the Tallahatchie River where they had him undress and then shot him. A gin fan was tied around his neck with wire in order to weigh the body down in the river. They proceeded to burn Till’s clothes and shoes.

    Justice Didn’t Prevail

    Milam and Bryant were never charged with any other crimes relating to Till’s murder. After the trial, blacks boycotted the Bryants’ store, which forced them out of business. Both Milam and Bryant remained in Mississippi until their deaths; Milam died of cancer in 1980 and Bryant died of cancer in 1994.

    The murder of Emmett Till was a shocking example to the world of the danger, inequality, and prejudice that blacks often faced in the South. However, Till’s murder helped spur the civil rights movement. It was only one hundred days after Till’s death that Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus.
     
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    Anouck Queen of Procrastination

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    Sixty-three years ago Joseph Gantt left for the Korean War, leaving his wife behind. She never gave up on his return and never remarried. On Friday, Gantt's remains were returned to her.


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    Not really a 'photo' that shook the world. But here is a great man that shook the world:
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    Rip Nelson Mandela
     
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