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Steve Schapiro - 85-Year-Old Photographer Steve Schapiro Reflects on Civil Rights Movement

In 1963, Steve Schapiro played Monopoly with a young Muhammad Ali then known as Cassius Clay. He lost. He shot David Bowie for album covers, and he took photographs on movie sets of legendary Hollywood films. 

But before all that, Schapiro was a journalist embedded in the civil rights movement. He took memorable pictures of Martin Luther King Jr. and traveled with writer James Baldwin. 

He told us about what he witnessed in the United States back then — and what he is seeing today.