Nation Topics - Civil Rights Activism
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History suggests that progress in racial justice comes only when American leaders see it as crucial to US geopolitical interests.
Like the Civil Rights Act, the Wilderness Act brought about justice, but also compassion for the planet.
Black women have made connections between their struggles and those of black men since the 1800s.
We all have different places in the racial hierarchy. But we can still work together for justice.
The career of Hunter Pitts O’Dell is a crucial episode in the hidden history of American radicalism.
Jackson explains how Southern politics dangerously mirror the Old Confederate South and why it’s time for another Reconstruction
There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, and yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights.
The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.
Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.
Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.
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