Douglas Brinkley, a Rice University history professor and author, whose works include books about the late civil rights icons Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., discusses differences between the 1960s civil rights protests and those of today:
Then: Protests fueled by Christian credos with a soundtrack of gospel music and spirituals.
Now: “More raw anger” in the streets, but with hip hop and other current music as the soundtrack.
Then: Nonviolence. King once was punched in the face on stage, took the blows, and urged that the white man not be charged.
Now: Protesters more militant, “no one’s going to tolerate a punch in the face” without responding.