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Rosa Parks

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.

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

Community members gathered to protest the discriminatory practice that has increased by 600 percent since Mayor Bloomberg took office.

Protest in New York City's Union Square against the killing of Trayvon Martin

A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.

Fred Shuttlesworth

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a giant of the civil rights movement known for his decades of work in support of desegregation, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Musician Carlos Santana spoke out at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in Atlanta against a new law that shreds the civil rights of Georgia's latino population. The crowd booed him.

In 1963, Jackson stood with Martin Luther King Jr. during the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. For last weekend's One Nation rally, Jackson traveled to DC from Detroit, a city in dire need of sustainable jobs.

Blogs

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

Nation contributing writer Ari Berman discusses the neccesity of coalition building for the contemporary civil rights movement on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show.

February 25, 2014

Activists hold the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

February 8, 2014

Here is a little known fact about the famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." 

January 20, 2014

We published some of his earliest poems as well as his great 1964 essay on Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay.

January 11, 2014

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

The Nation immediately recognized Scottsboro as a vital front in the battle for civil rights.

November 30, 2013