Thursday, October 6, 2011

Segregated Water Fountain

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal."
- Excerpt from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I Have A Dream' speech

I for one am glad Mr.King's dream came true . Though some forms of racism do occur in todays world yet nothing can be compared to the racial segregation faced by the People of Colour (blacks, Hispanics, Asians ) during the 1950's and 60's . This is a Picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina taken by Elliott Erwitt . Erwin is a advertizing and journalistic photographer who is described to take pictures with a touch of humor and an eye for the humane . This picture does not only tell the story of injustice faced by the one Black man in the shot but the injustice faced by a whole group of African Americans and other minorities during that time . Its pictures like this that makes us reflect on the past and make sure that it never happens again in the future

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