When Rosa Parks was arrested for sitting in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Fred Gray was her lawyer. Now he’s being honored for a lifetime of civil rights advocacy.
Milestone anniversaries mark the point when events move from living memory to more symbolic.
The photos taken on Bloody Sunday have played different roles in commemorating the events of the day over the last 50 years.
Evans is admired for his fearless leadership and tireless campaigning journalism.
Though he had a speech impediment and came from humble beginnings, John Lewis went on to become a giant of the civil rights movement.
As well as an attack on the working classes, Peterloo was also an episode of violence against women.
Why a broad amnesty for Northern Ireland’s Troubles remains unlikely.