We all learned in school that the civil movement happened a long, long time ago. We’re taught that equality was achieved long ago, and that things are much better now. Heck, even the pictures in the textbooks are in black and white, even though facts say that color photography existed then.
The events that took place during the civil rights movement are well known, but a simple colorizing on some of the photos from that time period will prove us all that it wasn’t actually that long ago, and not much has changed since then.
Jordan J. Lloyd took some of the most famous photos from the civil rights movement and colorized them. The fact that these photos are always shown in black and white is disturbing, and a simple colorization serves as a reminder that the US has a fraught history with race inequality.
These photos date from the 1960s, and that’s just 60 years ago. That fight has not stopped, and won’t stop until we all have equal rights in this country. Check out some of the most famous civil rights movement photos in color below: