In this interview, historian and writer Ramachandra Guha shares stories of Ghandi when he lived in South Africa. We learn about some of Ghandi’s early experiences with nonviolent protest.
With the 30th anniversary of the Chinese Tiananmen Square protest and massacre approaching, photojournalist Liu Heung Shing reflects on his experiences documenting the events as they unfolded.
Weaving in examples throughout history, columnist Nathan Heller argues that even when marches and protests are ineffective, they are still important.
Concerned about their futures, young people in Europe have started skipping school to protest for more climate regulations.
Ten years after the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, Chicago’s schools remained segregated and unequal. Over 200,000 children protested the conditions.
This article compares current protests in France to the Swing riots in 19th-centurty England. Both lack a leader and spread by word-of-mouth.
In this article, you’ll learn about an 1894 march organized to protest income inequality and demand a jobs bill. The slideshow at the top includes images of the march to Washington and its leader, Jacob Coxey.
Inspired by current political protestors, documentary filmmaker Glenn Silber restored and redistributed his 1976 film about Vietnam War protests at the University of Wisconsin.
Environmental activitsts protesting the mining of Hambach Forest have clashed with the mining company for years and now face removal.
Learn about the life of Thomas Paine, whose writing in the 1770s argued for independence from Britain.
A symbol for American values and freedom, the Statue of Liberty has been used as a tool to promote the goals of protestors throughout history.
An NPR reporter talks to social science correspondent Shankar Vedantam about the difference between effectiveness and visibility in protest movements.
This article and accompanying presentation explore political scientist Erica Chenoweth’s research on how peaceful protest is often much more successful than violence for making changes.
After leading March for Our Lives protests across the country, student activists make plans for continued engagement on issues they care about.
Read about five poets who used poetry as a means of protest.
A study on the Tea Party’s 2009 “Tax Day” protest showed researchers that protests are effective, but not in the way one might think.
View this slideshow that describes 13 times fans protested sports leagues, owners, and umpires.
Writer Maisie Skidmore discusses the power of photography to record protest movements.
In this column, Moisés Naím argues that in order to effect change, a movement needs more than a large crowd inspired to gather by social media.
In the 1720s and 1730s, author Jonathan Swift used satire to protest social injustices, balancing facts with absurdity.