Knowing that Rebecca Clarke would have been jumping out of her skin with anxiety if she’d been alive today, we’ve added something timely and characteristic at the top of our Gallery.

Clarke loathed Mr. Nixon, loved Jimmy Carter, and lived long enough to have dark forebodings about Mr. Reagan, so you can imagine where her sympathies might lie in the current climate. And yet she would have persisted.

“Freedom Primer No. 1: The Convention Challenge and the Freedom Vote,” 1964,
R. Hunter Morey Papers, Wisconsin Historical Society