50 Stories You Never Knew From The 1960s

By | August 29, 2022

History is full of moments that you’ll miss if you don’t look closer. You may have seen these photos in their original black and white form, but when you see them in color the entire story changes and fond memories of the past become even more vivid.

The explosions of color in these formerly black and white images capture more than expected. This collection of photographs will show a brand new side of history, putting many of the stories of the ‘60s and’70s into a new perspective… they might even alter the way you think about some of the biggest stories of the era.

Each of these colorized photos from the middle of the 20th century is a visual treat that’s sure to make you read on in delight. Take a deep look into shots of the groovy past, reimagined in full color.

Take a closer look...these rarely seen photos are not suitable for all audiences. 

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There was no woman quite like Brigitte Bardot in the 1960s, she was sexy and coquettish, two things that are impossible to ignore. Bardot used her looks like a well made tool whenever she appeared onscreen, she knew exactly what the viewers wanted.

Unfortunately Bardot didn’t have anonymity. When you’re as famous as Bardot you can’t exactly become a wallflower. In 2019 she told The Guardian that it’s still hard for her to go out and be among the people:

I don’t know what it means to sit quietly in a bistro, on a terrace, or in the theatre without being approached by someone.

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This magnificent colorized photo shows Martin Luther King Jr., one of the figureheads of the Civil Rights movement and a preacher who inspired Americans to chase peaceful means of protest throughout the 1950s and ‘60s until his assassination.

King became famous for his work in the South, but it was the March on Washington in 1964 that made him a superstar. Following that walk he explained his use of non-violence to novelist Robert Penn Warren:

I think [violence and hatred] will end up creating many more social problems than they solve, and I'm thinking of a very strong love. I'm not, I'm thinking, I'm thinking of love in action and not something where you say, "Love your enemies," and just leave it at that, but you love your enemies to the point that you're willing to sit-in at a lunch counter in order to help them find themselves. You're willing to go to jail.