Martin Luther King Jr. outside the UN building delivering a speech denouncing the Vietnam War. We can see the UN building reflected in his eyes.  April 15, 1967  © Jean-Pierre Laffont

Martin Luther King Jr. outside the UN building delivering a speech denouncing the Vietnam War. We can see the UN building reflected in his eyes. April 15, 1967 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 A member of US Air Force loads bombs onto a B-52 at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam in preparation for bombing missions over Vietnam during Operation Arc Light. June, 1972 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

A member of US Air Force loads bombs onto a B-52 at Anderson Air Force Base in Guam in preparation for bombing missions over Vietnam during Operation Arc Light. June, 1972 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 The Watergate Hearings: (l to r) Fred Thompson, Howard Baker, Edward Gurney, Sam Erwin (seated center) Samuel Dash, and unidentified) in discussion.  August 9, 1974  © Jean-Pierre Laffont

The Watergate Hearings: (l to r) Fred Thompson, Howard Baker, Edward Gurney, Sam Erwin (seated center) Samuel Dash, and unidentified) in discussion. August 9, 1974 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 Two homeless men squat below the recently constructed World Trade Center. New York City was bankrupt, in shambles and the building was not occupied.  October, 1975  © Jean-Pierre Laffont

Two homeless men squat below the recently constructed World Trade Center. New York City was bankrupt, in shambles and the building was not occupied. October, 1975 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 Women's basic training against atomic radiation at  Fort Dix, NJ. May, 1980  © Jean-Pierre Laffont

Women's basic training against atomic radiation at Fort Dix, NJ. May, 1980 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 A snow storm hit New York City during the gas shortage which was limited to $10 per car. Many cars, like the ones shown here at  West 72nd St. and Riverside Drive,  ran out of fuel and were abandoned, creating a giant traffic jam. February 10, 1974 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

A snow storm hit New York City during the gas shortage which was limited to $10 per car. Many cars, like the ones shown here at West 72nd St. and Riverside Drive, ran out of fuel and were abandoned, creating a giant traffic jam. February 10, 1974 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

  Members of Ku Klux Klan at a night ceremony in  Dunham Springs, LA. December, 1976  © Jean-Pierre Laffont


Members of Ku Klux Klan at a night ceremony in Dunham Springs, LA. December, 1976 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 The Macintosh computer assembly line at the Apple factory in Cupertino, CA. January 25, 1984 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

The Macintosh computer assembly line at the Apple factory in Cupertino, CA. January 25, 1984 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 A farmer and member of the American Agricultural Movement stares out of the door of his home in Campo, CO. February 1983 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

A farmer and member of the American Agricultural Movement stares out of the door of his home in Campo, CO. February 1983 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 A used car dealer in Detroit, MI during a time when America was severely marked by the recession. September 1980  © Jean-Pierre Laffont

A used car dealer in Detroit, MI during a time when America was severely marked by the recession.September 1980 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 Children are taught how to handle firearms at a special school in College Station, TX, created by retired colonel Sid Loveless. June 1981 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

Children are taught how to handle firearms at a special school in College Station, TX, created by retired colonel Sid Loveless. June 1981 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

 Navajo Veterans Cemetery in Fort Defiance, AZ. The soldiers from the Navajo Tribe that died in World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars are buried here. May, 1985 © Jean-Pierre Laffont

Navajo Veterans Cemetery in Fort Defiance, AZ. The soldiers from the Navajo Tribe that died in World War I, World War II, the Korean and Vietnam wars are buried here. May, 1985 © Jean-Pierre Laffont