02/01/2013 10:27 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Black History Month Photo Of The Day (PHOTO)

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. And what better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?

As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievement within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.

Today's photo was taken on May 3, 1963, showing a 17-year-old civil rights demonstrator being attacked by a police dog in Birmingham, Ala. Take a look at the photo and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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