Friday, October 27, 2017
Fact Friday: Tank Man: how a photograph defined China's protest movement by Michael Burgan
Tank Man: how a photograph defined China's protest movement by Michael Burgan. 64 p. Captured World History Series. Capstone Press, March, 2014. 9780756547875. (Purchased)
Fact Friday presents Tank Man: how a photograph defined China's protest movement by Michael Burgan. Sometimes, with the click of a shutter, a photograph captures a pivotal moment in time. These become iconic. They wake the world up. In spring of 1989, students began protesting China's corrupt communist government in Tiananmen Square in Bejing. By June, the Chinese government had had enough and sent in troops to disperse the protesters. The student's rocks and firebombs were no match for the Chinese Army's guns and tanks. There was a massacre. As tanks rumbled into Tiananmen Square, one lone man confronted the tanks. Photographer Jeff Widener capture the moment the anonymous man stepped in front of a line of tanks. This book provides historical context for this amazing act of bravery.