The s were a time of great and lurching change. Indeed, the decade and its echoes made premature legends of so many — Kennedy to King, Hendrix to Joplin to Morrison.
And the stories of race and Mccain photo essay in America remain raw, ragged and aggressively unresolved. But those who were shaped by the decade continue to influence it, both alive and dead.
The United States is often accused of being an ahistorical nation, and these fragmentary, Twitter-feed-like glimpses of entire lives make that assertion easier to prove.
Video montages, photo slide shows, memories and even the pleasingly compact monikers we throw around — the "Queen of Soul" and the "Maverick" — are sweet and nostalgic, yes. Each navigated historical currents — rode them, you might even argue — and each figured out how to remain relevant and impactful on their communities.
But are we doing it effectively? They were living reminders. They wanted to bring the past into the present. They exit the stage together in an American moment not unlike the period when each emerged. At a juncture like this, faced with this pair of memorials of a man and woman so very different and yet so uniquely representative of the American experience, what better time to stop and think about such figures, about what they meant and mean?
Think of the most dominant, most kinetic narratives of the 60s, the fiery combustion engines that drove the decade: Follow him on Twitter at anthonyted. That might be the ultimate echo of that long-ago decade that Aretha Franklin and John McCain leave us with this week.
They became emblems of an era, and the packaging of their virtues and vices has never really stopped. When personal experience ebbs, myth fills in the mortar between the bricks. Looking past all else, the main story of the s was change — causing it, managing it, figuring out how to live with it.
In that respect, the lives of these two — and similar figures who survive them — hold clues still to be uncovered. From race, gender and music Franklin to war and politics McCainthey are contained in the two figures to whom we bid farewell this week. Ted Kennedy shaped America much more than John F.McCain kept faith with his comrades, his duty, and his country.
If he had done nothing else with his life, he would have been a legend. Photo Essays. News & Events. Hurricane Florence.
World. From race, gender and music (Franklin) to war and politics (McCain), they are contained in the two figures to whom we bid farewell this week. This incredible New York Times photo essay from Sen. John McCain's memorials weaves poignant images with videos from the multiday event to form a touching tribute worthy of a man who so ardently served his country from service member to senator.
Aug 26, · A photo taken Oct. 26, shows McCain, center, being rescued from Hanoi's Truc Bach lake by several residents after his Navy warplane was downed during the Vietnam War. FILE - In this Aug. 26,file photo, flags flying a half-staff in honor of Sen.
John McCain, R-Ariz., frame the U.S. Capital at daybreak in Washington. Celisse Jones, Anya Magnuson and Nicole NeriThursday, Aug. 30, Photo essay: McCain memorials and servicesPHOENIX – Since news of Sen.
John McCain's death broke Saturday, people around the world have shown their respect in various ways. In.Download