New Show Explores Recent History of Protests in Maine
Recently installed, Take to the Streets! (January 3-March 31) is the latest photography show in the MHS Lecture Hall Gallery.
Protest is on many people’s minds lately. This week, of course, we honor Martin Luther King, Jr. whose acts of conscience and the protests they inspired transformed America. And the “Occupy” protests of recent months raise fundamental questions about the causes that each of us feel are worth fighting for, where and how we can most effectively express ourselves, and how change happens in our society.
Protesting has a long tradition in Maine. Take to the Streets! looks at several causes that Mainers have spoken out on, ranging from civil rights and labor disputes, to nuclear power and crank telephones.
Take to the Streets! displays photographs from United Press International. When UPI ceased operations in Maine, a collection of 3,000 photographs taken from 1966 to 1988 became part of the MHS collections.