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"Half Ahead" reads the dial on the Dealta Queen steamboat carrying the participants of the Mississippi Peace Cruise in the summer of 1986.

An American peace walk participant accepts bread and salt during a traditional Russian welcome along the Walk's path from Leningrad to Moscow.

Participants of the Soviet-American walk for peace
(Участники советско-американского похода за мир.)

Participants of the Soviet-American walk for peace
(Участники советско-американского похода за мир.)

Participants of the Soviet-American walk for peace
(Участники советско-американского похода за мир.)

"...I thought that exchanging the folk tales, stories and ideas about life and all different things, people can become much wiser than if several famous persons would get together and each of them would pronounce one previously well prepared wise…

It takes less than an hour by plane, six or seven hours by train or overnight by car to cover the 700 kilometers between Leningrad and Moscow. This past summer, however, a group of over 500 American and Soviet citizens, united by a desire for…

Message from the Soviet Secretary General, Mikhail Gorbachev, to participants of the American Soviet Walk, published in the most prominent Soviet newspaper, Pravda ("The Truth") on July 15, 1987.

Children on the Walk were the actors in a play about Sadako, a Japanese girl suffering from the consequences of the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki during World War 2. An American Indian flute player from Taos, New Mexico, set the tune for…

Music was an important part of the Peace Walk, providing an alternative pathway for the walkers and their hosts to unite around a common activity and get to know each other. One banned that formed, called Collective Vision, included a number of…