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A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1865 to 1919.

James Baldwin

Baldwin yielded to nobody in his quest to weed racism out of the American garden—root and branch.

He was a fighter for social justice for sixty-five years.

In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

Rabbi Leonard Beerman

Many will rightly remember Rabbi Leonard Beerman for his political and moral advocacy. My memories of him are of a more personal nature.

The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Die in.

Last night, hundreds of protesters converged on the Cavaliers-Nets game to continue to demand justice in the wake of the Eric Garner case.

After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

Harry Belafonte

Receiving a humanitarian award from the Academy, 87-year-old Harry Belafonte speaks out about his political commitments—and how he was punished for them.

Blogs

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The resource wars in Latin America are heating up, and the poor are paying the price.

April 22, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015