Frederick Douglass

"Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did, and it never will. Find out just what people will submit to, and you have found out the exact amount of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them..." Frederick Douglass

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Photos Of The Paris Commune Of 1871

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Toppling of the statue of Napoleon at the Place Vendome

Dead Communards, the ones lucky enough to get coffins.

This photo must be contrived. It shows people well to the rear firing. This wouldn't
 have been advantageous for the people at the front of the firing squad.

The arrest of Louise Michel (photo at bottom). She had escaped but the French government took Michel's mother as hostage and Louise turned herself in in exchange for her mother's release.

Communards of the National Guard.

Paris City Hall, seat of the Commune.

Louise Michel