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.
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.