X-Men in Iconic Civil Rights Photos.
You know what’s funny? The Civil Rights Movement of the ’60s.
Sike!! I like to make outrageous statements that even I don’t believe. OK maybe not the Civil Rights movement itself but the inevitability of movement’s aim. Did the segregationists of the era really think they could stop the march of social progress? Yeah, they probably did.
Why am I even bringing this up? Because of the little known fact that the two leaders of the mutant resistance, Professor X and Magneto, are allegories for real life Civil Rights leaders Martin Luther King and Malcolm X. Did your mind just explode?
So, we here at DAPS thought: let’s photoshop the X-Men into some iconic photos from the Civil Rights era. You know, to totally bash you over the head with the X-Men/ Civil Rights connection.
Here Elizabeth Eckford and Scott Summers attempt to be the first students ever to attend desegregated classes at Little Rock Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Here whites pour sugar, ketchup and mustard over the heads of Wolverine and his sit-in demonstrator friends at a restaurant lunch counter in Jackson, Miss., in 1963.