Peter Rothberg, the Nation's Associate Publisher for Special Projects, has been writing a blog covering the world of activism since 2003. His previous positions with The Nation include web editor, publicity director, special projects director and intern. A former contributor to Air America radio's daily Nation Minute commentaries, Rothberg is a former speech-writer for civil rights leader Julian Bond. A member of the Brooklyn Literary Council and the board of Living Liberally, Rothberg lives in Brooklyn, where he was born and raised.
An activist ahead of his time, Richard L. Grossman, a community organizer, galvanized work on a variety of progressive causes during his remarkable four-decade career.
The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a giant of the civil rights movement known for his decades of work in support of desegregation, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.
Luper’s courage at a young age helped change the course of race relations in Oklahoma City.
Best known for a photograph of her and Bob Dylan that became the cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Rotolo devoted her life to the progressive causes which had engaged her since well before she met the folk singer.
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