Deep Sorrow, 1968

Sleet’s photo of Bernice King tearfully clasping her mother inside the Ebenezer Baptist Church, where her father had been the pastor for the last eight years won a Pulitzer Prize, making Sleet the first African American journalist to win that award.

Emmett Till, 1955

Photos from Emmett Till’s open-casket funeral underscored the shocking inhumane crime and galvanized the Civil Rights movement