Nation Topics - Civil Rights Movement
News and Features
“There is no such thing as not voting” is the faith that Darryl Pinckney grew up in.
A conversation on The Nation, race and history at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with Eric Foner, Darryl Pinckney, Mychal Denzel Smith, Isabel Wilkerson and Patricia J. Williams.
Racism, segregation and inequality persist in this civil-rights battleground.
An excerpt from Victor Navasky's The O'Dell File reveals the story of the civil rights movement's 'unsung hero' who has been wrongly written out of the pages of history.
Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.
A history of the fight for voting rights and the movement to restrict them once again.
Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.
The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.
In The Passage of Power, Robert Caro shows that LBJ’s brilliance as a politician lay not in his idealism but his opportunism.
In The Expendable Man, the story of an innocent under suspicion is given a racial twist.