Don Cravens was an American photographer for Life magazine who began his career documenting World War II. He photographed the Normandy invasion and Nazi war crimes in France during the war, famously documented Elvis Presley backstage and on the road, and later covered the civil rights movement. “Police Escorting African American Mothers with Grade School Kids” was taken in 1957 and documents the conflict in America during the first steps toward integration. This photograph inspires dialogue about justice, power, social roles, race and ethnicity, learning, and leadership.
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