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Social activism in New York City

Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration, 1970.

Anti-Vietnam War Demonstration, 1970. Photo Credit: Museum of the City of New York

For more than 350 years, even before New York was called New York, it has been a center of social activism. Contemporary movements such as Occupy Wall Street are the latest phenomenon in a legacy of protest.

Strike Pickets, 1910
Photo Credit: Museum of the City of New York

Strike Pickets, 1910

Bayard Rustin, left, and Cleveland Robinson during the
Photo Credit: Museum of the City of New York

Bayard Rustin, left, and Cleveland Robinson during the "March on Washington," in 1963.

Montage of demonstrations in 2010 against the Ground
Photo Credit: Museum of the City of New York

Montage of demonstrations in 2010 against the Ground Zero-area mosque by Stephen.

Occupy Wall Street participants stage a march down
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Occupy Wall Street participants stage a march down Broadway as part of May Day celebrations in New York, May 01, 2012.

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