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Civil Rights Movement
February 10, 2016
Is New York State About to Create a Blacklist of BDS Supporters?
A new bill would create an official list of people who support the campaign to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel for its abuse of Palestinian human rights.
January 18, 2016
Martin Luther King’s Final Year: An Interview With Tavis Smiley
The author and TV host on King’s most important year.
January 15, 2016
How Progressives Can—and Must—Regain the Moral High Ground
In the South, we’re building a broad, new movement rooted in right and wrong, not left and right.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
December 8, 2015
Donald Trump’s Bottomless Bottom
The GOP front-runner is tapping into a brutal xenophobia that’s at once un-American and uniquely American.
December 2, 2015
Alabama’s Controversial Voter-ID Law Is Challenged In Court
One day after the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott, civil-rights groups charge Alabama with violating the Voting Rights Act.
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December 1, 2015
Rosa Parks Wasn’t Meek, Passive, or Naive—and 7 Other Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in School
Much of what students are taught, and much of what most Americans think they know, about Parks’s activism is wrong.
December 1, 2015
December 1, 1955: Rosa Parks Is Arrested
“This dramatic display of unity may well inspire the Negro residents of other Southern cities to similar action.”
November 3, 2015
Congressional Democrats Launch a New Strategy to Restore the Voting Rights Act
The 2016 election is a year away, and many states are holding local elections today, but not everyone will be able to vote.
October 12, 2015
Why Today’s GOP Crackup Is the Final Unraveling of Nixon’s ‘Southern Strategy’
Tea Party rebels are exposing the deep rifts between country-club elites and social-issue hard-liners.
September 24, 2015
John Roberts Dismantled the ‘Crown Jewel’ of the Civil-Rights Movement
The Supreme Court said that times have changed. So why were 180 restrictive voting laws passed after it gutted the Voting Rights Act?
Theodore M. Shaw