Take me to the river, release your charms
Let me lay down a while in your sweet, loving arms
Wake me, shake me, free me from sin
Make me invisible, like the wind
Got a mind that ramble, got a mind that roam
I’m travelin’ light and I’m a-slow coming home

Bob Dylan, Mother of Muses

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., center, leads a group of civil rights workers and Selma black people in prayer on Feb. 1, 1965 in Selma, Alabama after they were arrested on charges of parading without a permit. More than 250 persons were arrested as they marched to the Dallas County courthouse as part of a voter registration drive. (AP Photo/BH)

“Kneeling is both an act of defiance and resistance, but also of reverence, of mourning, but also honoring lives lost. It is also simple and clear. Its simplicity gave it symbolic power, and as we see now, its power persists.”

Chad Williams, the chairman of the Department of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University

Protesters kneel outside the Flatiron Building in Manhattan on Monday, evoking a gesture with powerful resonance in these times. Credit…Demetrius Freeman for The New York Times

“After the president’s reality show ended last night, while the nation nervously watched the chaos that engulfs us, President Trump probably laid in bed pleased with himself for descending another rung on the dictatorial ladder.” 

Senator Chuck Schumer condemning President Trump for his response to protests around the country and in the capital, after peaceful demonstrators were gassed in front of the White House so Trump could pose for a photograph with a Bible.

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Brooklyn, NY — Chang W. Lee/The New York Times
Omaha, NE — Anna Reed/Omaha World-Herald
Kansas City, MO — Tammy Ljungblad/The Kansas City Star
Tucson, AZ — Josh Galemore/Arizona Daily Star
Columbia, SC — Sam Wolfe/Reuters
New Orleans, LA — Jonathan Bachman/Reuters
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Los Angeles, CA — Bryan Denton for The New York Times
Philadelphia, PA — Tyger Williams/The Philadelphia Inquirer