Tracy Sugarman was an American illustrator known for chronicling momentous events in American History, from D-Day to the Civil Rights struggle. In 1964, he documented the people and projects of Mississippi's Freedom Summer. At age 41, he was older than many of the college-age volunteers and Civil Rights workers. Sugarman would later write two books of his experiences, The Stranger at the Gates (1966) and We Had Sneakers, They Had Guns (2009). The quotes cited here are Sugarman's unless otherwise noted.
The evocative stories of teenage hoboes crisscrossing America on trains during the Great Depression.
The 1968 Democratic National Convention saw a clash of political visions on the convention floor and violence outside on the streets of Chicago.
The country's oldest beauty contest has become a battleground and a barometer for the position of women in society.
A portrait of JFK and his brother Robert as they confront Alabama governor George Wallace over segregation.
The Alabama governor and presidential candidate promised segregation forever.
A marvel of engineering, architecture, and vision, the story of the Beaux Arts structure on 42nd street that forever changed midtown Manhattan.
The personal journey of three generations of a Japanese American family, including their stint in internment camps during World War II.
The stories of ordinary people in the tumultuous years after the Civil War, when America struggled to rebuild the Union.