You are afforded certain freedoms today, thanks to activists’ efforts in the past.
Thanks to the advent of the internet and social media, it is now easier than ever to rally citizens who are disgruntled by injustice(s) and peacefully protest for change. Inspiring the masses to care about conundrums that matter is another issue, however…
Regardless, there are a number of iconic images in protest history that remind one of the importance of speaking out about concerns that matter. From Rosa Park’s bold refusal to move to the back of the bus to the Ferguson protests in 2014, the following images speak volumes about the human spirit and the requirement for activists to stand up for what they believe in.
Who knows what the world might look like today if brave vigilantes hadn’t involved themselves in issues and protested for change. If this series doesn’t inspire you to take part in the world, what will?
1) Vancouver Riots
2) Westboro Baptist Church Counter-Protest
3) Rosa Parks in Montgomery, Alabama
4) Tiananmen Square, 1989
5) Stonewall Riots, 1969
6) The Berlin Wall, 1989
7) Black Power Salute, 1968 Mexico City Olympics