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The Art of the Protest

Mon, 21 Nov 2016 19:52:53 -0500

If Americans hate the direction their next president takes, they have the right to demonstrate peacefully. Here’s how protesting has succeeded.

1966: King Leads Pupils in March

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:07:57 -0500

From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: Martin Luther King leads pupils during a civil rights demonstration in Grenada, Mississippi, in September 1966.

1966: Rock Hits Dr. King in Chicago Riot

Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:50:02 -0500

From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: Dr. King hit by a rock in Chicago riot, August 1966.

Does This Flag Make You Flinch?

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:03:18 -0500

To protest police violence, an artist resurrected an old N.A.A.C.P. flag about lynching. I wondered if provocative art could help a divided nation confront its past and present.

1966: Martin Luther King Marches

Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:08:42 -0500

From the archives of The International Herald Tribune: Martin Luther King Jr. marches with “freedom marchers” in Mississippi in June, 1966.

Martin Luther King in Connecticut: Closer to a Promised Land

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:19:33 -0500

As a college student spending summers working tobacco fields, King tasted life without segregation and began to choose a career path.

King’s Tobacco Summers in Connecticut

Fri, 10 Jun 2016 12:19:25 -0500

Martin Luther King Jr.’s name is usually attached to places in the South, but visits to Simsbury, Conn., also helped the civil rights icon find his calling.

At Soul Food Restaurants, Activism Was on the Menu

Thu, 26 May 2016 07:00:05 -0500

In his new book ‘The People’s Place,’ Dave Hoekstra visits restaurants that played a vital role in the civil rights movement.

Bob Fitch, Photojournalist of Civil Rights Era, Dies at 76

Tue, 03 May 2016 21:11:13 -0500

His images chronicled America’s enduring ambivalence over race and the passions inspiring other protest movements.

Bob Fitch, Photographer of the Civil Rights Era

Tue, 03 May 2016 21:17:39 -0500

Bob Fitch chronicled the civil rights and other protest movements of the 1960s.