In Defying Dixie, Glenda Elizabeth Gilmore seeks to reclaim the radical origins of the modern civil rights struggle.
Is there more to racism in America than intolerance and immorality? Four books shed light.
No single person can be the agent of change: the vision must come from all of us.
"Change" is this year's Democratic battle cry, but if you don't know how it happens, you're not likely to make it happen yourself.
The civil rights movement that erupted in 1968 revealed in a few swift weeks white America's failure to respond to the nonviolence of Dr. King, and black America's recoil into despair and a violence of desperation.
Bettina Aptheker's recent memoir has incited fierce debate over her father s legacy.
A rich crop of new books offers fresh insight into the ongoing struggle for civil rights in America.
Why can't white people and black people have access to a shared history that is accurate, honest, antiracist and inclusive?
A new book examining civil rights coverage demonstrates that the best reporting sometimes requires journalists to toss objectivity out the window.
Taylor Branch concludes his staggering trilogy of the civil rights era with At Canaan's Edge, a relentlessly detailed narrative of Martin Luther King's desperate struggle to save the movement.