So, I have a school assignment that I thought I'd share here, which is assembling 10 pictures you think represent the years between 1945 and 2010 and saying how you think they had an impact on a person's identity and how that influenced writing. I'm not ranking them in importance, but from old (1945) to new (2010).
Of course there are a lot more events/photos that are important to our identities and how they have changed, but I thought these were some important ones. All of them have had an impact on literature. There are a countless number of books on the Atomic Bombs, 9/11, the Civil Rights movement and all of this blabbering about literature wouldn't even be possible without the Internet. So take a look at what I thought were some pretty important moments/pictures in the last (roughly) 70 years.
10. The Atomic Bomb explodes in Hiroshima and Nagasaki - August 6 and 9, 1945