In honoring those who stood their ground for justice and pushed past adversity over the past few decades, we decided to recreate some of those powerful moments that were actually caught on camera.
1. Memphis Sanitation Workers StrikeSource:Getty
National Guard troops stand with bayonets fixed as African-American sanitation workers peacefully march by while wearing placards reading ‘I AM A MAN.’ The nonviolent march contrasted with a similar demonstration the day before, when there was a racial outburst and a black teenager was slain by police. Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., who had left town after the first march, would soon return and be assassinated.
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3. Martin Luther King, Jr. Speaks At March On WashingtonSource:Getty
US civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. waves to supporters in this 28 August 1963 file photo, from the Lincoln Memorial on the Mall in Washington DC, during the ‘March on Washington.’
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5. Kobe Bryant ProtestsSource:Getty
Kobe Bryant wears an ‘I Can’t Breathe’ t-shirt to protest the death of Eric Garner at a basketball game between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on December 9, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.
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7. Colin Kaepernick Kneels In Silence Protest During GameSource:Getty
Eli Harold #58, Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel on the sideline, during the anthem, prior to the game against the New York Jets at Levi Stadium on December 11, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. The Jets defeated the 49ers 23-17.
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9. Wilma Rudolph Holding Her Gold MedalsSource:Getty
Sprinter Wilma Rudolph wears one gold medal and holds up the two others she won at the 1960 Olympics in Rome.