Isandlwana 1879: The defeat that stunned Victorian Britain in which a force of 20,000 Zulus annihilated a British contingent of 1,800 men - became a symbol to black South Africans that white domination was not inevitable.
Cecil Williams in the 1950s - and today. I thought about his searing, beautiful picture from the 1950s today in light of recent events. Mr. Williams happens to be a photographer himself, but this iconic photo was probably taken by his mentor, John Goodwin, who joined him for a talk at Richland Library in Columbia, SC in Sept 2013 about their experiences as black photographers in SC during Jim Crow and the Civil Rights era. An Orangeburg, SC native, worked for JET when he was only 15.