Rare Photos Reveal A Different Side To American History

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History is brimming with all sorts of stories and photographs of the past. Some are of political and military significance. Others may hold social importance where others have captured defining moments in American history as a whole

Pictured here is Kathrine Switzer competing in the 1967 Boston Marathon even though she wasn’t allowed to. Despite efforts to stop her, she was the first woman to finish the race.

Whether it be through acts of war, peace, or artistic expression there are people and events that have greatly impacted American history. Influential figures, important battles, social movements, and technological advances. Collected here are a series of snippets that have one way or another, altered the course of history.