Tomaso Clavarino, an Italian freelance journalist and photographer, is reporting from Rwanda during the year of the 20th anniversary of the 1994 genocide. His reporting project, “We Are the Past,” is focused on the survivors of the genocide and especially on those who have suffered amputations and mutilations during the brutal massacre.
On February 18, 1965, a young man named Jimmie Lee Jackson was shot and killed by a member of the Alabama State Police during a non-violent civil rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama.
Seventeen days later, 525 civil rights activists marched from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, in protest of that killing. They were attacked by state and local police armed with billy clubs, whips, and tear gas. (You can read the New York Times' entire horrifying accounthere.) That day—March 7, 1965—would come to be known as “Bloody Sunday.”