Walter Gadsden in Birmingham, Alabama on 3 May 1963, attacked by police dogs during a civil rights protest. Photo by Bill Hudson/AP.
There has been a lot of coverage of the military dogs who are part of the Inauguration security team. But I have yet to see someone write about the magnitude of the fact that a merely a generation ago, official police dogs were used against those of the same race as our next President.
It is truly astonishing.
Birmingham, May 3, 1963. Unknown photogapher via Picasa.