Born today in 1929, Martin Luther King, Jr. dedicated his life to improving the lives of African Americans by ending racial segregation. His unwavering bravery in the face of unspeakable violence continues to inspire the country and the world decades after his tragic assassination in 1968. #civilrightsmovement #blacklivesmatter #happybirthday
A blizzard hit New York today in 1888, paralyzing the city, which found itself under snowdrifts two stories deep. It took nearly two weeks to recover.
Blizzard of '88: Looking North on Fifth Avenue from Washington Square Park, March 12, 1888. Photograph by C.H. Jordan, published by Hegger. Geographic File, PR 020, New-York Historical Society, 54861.
Happy Birthday to Ansel Adams! Born today in 1902, the nature photographer and environmentalist was famous for his crisp black and white landscapes of the American West.
Photo by J. Malcolm Greany, circa 1947.