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Black Lives Matter
July 28, 2015
How the 2000 Election in Florida Led to a New Wave of Voter Disenfranchisement
A botched voter purge prevented thousands from voting—and empowered a new generation of voting-rights critics.
July 16, 2015
How Prison Reform Became a Presidential Priority
Obama’s prison visit would have been unimaginable just a few years ago. But organizing and advocacy created a new consensus.
Benjamin Todd Jealous
July 14, 2015
Why 100 Black Intellectuals Rallied Behind This Professor
Many black intellectuals want and need to engage with an audience outside the ivory tower—but these public conversations leave them vulnerable to attack.
July 2, 2015
The ACLU Has a New Plan to Win on Criminal Justice Reform and LGBT Equality
Take the fight directly to voters.
July 2, 2015
July 2, 1964: President Lyndon Johnson Signs the Civil Rights Act
"The legislation will provide a framework of achievable goals within which agitation, demonstrations and picketing will tend to take place."
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June 29, 2015
The Undetermined Legacy of ‘Obergefell v. Hodges’
Beyond legalizing same-sex marriage, Justice Kennedy’s opinion made profound arguments about liberty under the Constitution and advanced a novel jurisprudence of dignity.
Nan D. Hunter
June 25, 2015
The Historical Roots of Dylann Roof’s Racism
South Carolina’s warped public display of its white-supremacist history confronts South Carolinians, white and black, with a stark message about who rules the state.
June 24, 2015
Congressional Democrats Introduce Ambitious New Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act
Two years ago, the Supreme Court gutted the VRA. Senator Patrick Leahy and Congressman John Lewis have a plan to fix that.
June 21, 2015
June 21, 1964: Civil-Rights Workers Are Abducted and Murdered in Mississippi
“In Mississippi today, an ever present danger to a civil rights worker is that he will be detained by the local police on a traffic charge and released, directly or indirectly, to a lynch mob.”
June 19, 2015
The African-American Survival Tactic Dylann Roof Exploited
The Charleston shooter took advantage of a congregation that welcomed a stranger into its midst.