People dressed as sperm cells at Papal Nuncio building in The Hague for the sixth birthday of the encyclical, ‘Humanae Vitae.’
On the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, an encyclical released by Pope Paul VI calling for prohibition on contraceptive use, a scholar describes the struggles of Catholic women, as well as their activism.
Where do baby boomers live?
Over the last 50 years, Americans have steadily gotten older, more bicoastal and less likely to move to a new city.
The Atelier Populaire produced many of the iconic images of the student and worker movement that gripped France 50 years ago.
The 50th anniversary of major student unrest was perhaps not the ideal moment to propose controversial higher education reforms.
William Sloane Coffin Jr., followed by his sister, arrives at federal building in Boston on May 20, 1968.
The anti-Vietnam War efforts of Yale University chaplain William Sloane Coffin Jr. and other church leaders alienated many Protestant Americans – with lasting repercussions.
Fair housing protest in Seattle, Washington, 1964.
Where people live in the US is still often influenced by racial discrimination. Is the federal government doing enough to carry out the vision of the civil rights era legislation?
Emmanuel Macron is driving through his neoliberal agenda by relying on French police forces renowned for their violence against ethnic minority citizens, protestors and migrants.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. displays the poster to be used during his Poor People’s Campaign in 1968.
AP Photo/Horace Cort
King argued for a national guaranteed income that would keep people out of poverty. Fifty years later, the Poor People’s Campaign still resonates.
Students rally in front of the White House in Washington, March 14, 2018.
AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster
Young activists are using journalism to advance their cause. Though their work echoes student activists and journalists of the 1960s, they use new tools not available to the activists of that era.
How much has really improved for black people in the U.S. since 1968?
A minority politics scholar assesses black progress 52 years after MLK’s death based on poverty, jobs and wealth. ‘In some ways,’ she concludes, ‘we’ve barely budged as a people.’
Cleanup crew search for radioactive debris.
U.S. Air Force
In what came to be known as the Thule incident, an American bomber crashed in Greenland, spreading radioactive wreckage across 3 square miles of a frozen fjord. Denmark was not happy.