Rare Photos Reveal A Different Side To American History

By Lyra Radford | July 28, 2017

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

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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.

The Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy

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Source: Moma.org

It was June 6, 1968, when Robert F. Kennedy was assassinated in the Ambassador Hotel shortly after winning the California presidential primaries. He died twenty-six hours later at Good Samaritan Hospital. The shooter was 24-year old Sirhan Sirhan. He was convicted and sentenced to death in 1969, but in 1972 his sentence was dropped to life in prison.