A picture says a thousand words
This picture might not be known to many people outside the U.K., but in Britain it's one of the best-known photos from the 1980s.
The miners, mostly the North of England, were desperately fighting for their jobs and their communities, which had been built around the coal industry. The young policemen were far from their homes in the South of the country.
The miner was humorously inspecting the policemen adding some comic relief to what had become a violent and bitter situation. But at the precise moment of the photo, we can see the real emotion of these two men as a perfect representation of the groups they
represent. There is defiance in the faces of both men caught on opposite sides of a conflict that neither really want to be part of. There is no hatred in these expressions, but there is, however, real menace, threat and resignation of the violence that is to come.
This photo captures the struggle of 15 year old Elizabeth Ann Eckford one eventful day in 1957. She was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of African-American students who were the first black students ever to attend classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Eckford's public ordeal was captured by photographers on the morning of September 4, 1957, after she was prevented from entering the school by the Arkansas National Guard. The dramatic snapshot shows the young girl being followed and threatened by an angry white mob.