A photograph on the front page of the New York Times shows Fifth Avenue looking north toward Central Park from 43rd Street, capturing a moment in time on April 22, 1970. What you see are people: a businessman with a striped tie, an elderly woman with oversized sunglasses, a young girl with a bow in her hair – throngs of people choking the wide city boulevard, flanked on both sides by luffing American flags, dissolving into black and white specks of newsprint in the distance. A headline above...

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