A Brief History of Protest

As protests sweep across America we are reminded of the rich tradition of civil disobedience throughout our history. From anti-war demonstrations to climate change protests, our antipathy for injustice and the ills of the world have often found expression in the streets and squares of  major cities.

  A civil rights demonstration at the Washington Monument, August 28, 1963.  9C2344.

A civil rights demonstration at the Washington Monument, August 28, 1963. 9C2344.

  Climate change protest, Copenhagen 2009 .  SN8162.

Climate change protest, Copenhagen 2009. SN8162.

  40,000 people gather for the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam . 9F6165

40,000 people gather for the Moratorium to End the War in Vietnam. 9F6165