Nation Topics - Civil Rights Movement
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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.
Angela Davis’s student years in France were an alchemy of discipline and distraction.
The Cross of Redemption tells the story of James Baldwin as a working writer: casual, lax and preachy, but also honest, angry and brilliant.
Why is Haley Barbour so eager to turn Mississippi into a civil rights tourist attraction?
Sweet Land of Liberty is a bold, if decidedly underdramatic, rewriting of civil rights history.
Barack Obama stands on the shoulders of many as he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee. One set of those shoulders belongs to Jesse Jackson.
Democrats have come a long way from the first Denver convention a century ago.
Several new books on Martin Luther King takes a closer look at the rhetoric and economic politics of the civil rights icon.