Claim: Photos from the civil rights movement were originally taken in color but shown in black and white to make them appear older
The Black Lives Matter movement, along with protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, have generated a wave of discussion on race in America.
One social media post in particular has attracted notable attention. It claims photographers made photos during the civil rights era in color but they were purposefully shown in black-and-white to make them appear older.
The post has amassed almost 60,000 retweets and 130,000 likes on Twitter. It then appeared on Facebook, where it has been shared more than 4,000 times.
Although it’s unclear through what medium the user claims the