Our most popular Instagram photo of 2020 was the result of a spur-of-the-moment decision by one of our most respected writers.
Veteran columnist Tom Kacich was curious how a Black Lives Matter rally would play out June 1.
“I was out on my bike and rode to Urbana to see how many people had showed for the march,” he said. “I was impressed by the size of the crowd and took some photos along Main Street and Broadway Avenue and then realized I could get a better shot of the mass of people from the top of the old railroad overpass.”
Kacich, our resident historian, figured the perch would lead to a compelling photo.
“It’s the same vantage point that real photographers used about 80 years earlier when they took photos of the old soapbox derbies that were run down Vine Street, sponsored by Sullivan Chevrolet,” he said.