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Civil Rights Movement
November 30, 2016
How to Understand the Struggle for Black Freedom After Emancipation
Five important books tell the tale.
Erica Armstrong Dunbar
November 29, 2016
A profound sense of hope and despair haunts John Edgar Wideman’s new work of nonfiction.
October 26, 2016
Remembering Tom Hayden
He was an exemplary reformer, in the best American tradition. Birthing the new was always at the heart of Tom’s love of life.
October 18, 2016
Four Standouts From the New York Film Festival
I Am Not Your Negro
I Called Him Morgan
October 4, 2016
The Anonymous Town That Was the Model of Desegregation in the Civil-Rights Era
Here’s how it fell apart.
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August 18, 2016
The Woman Behind Trump
Amy Wilentz on Ivanka, plus Calvin Trillin on Mississippi in 1964, and Rosa Brooks on the militarization of everything.
Start Making Sense
July 28, 2016
The Civil-Rights Movement Made Hillary Clinton’s Historic Nomination Possible
Whatever you think of her, Clinton’s candidacy is an important victory in the long fight for voting rights.
July 20, 2016
The Coming War on ‘Black Nationalists’
A caricature of black radicalism is becoming the pretext for aggressive policing of racial-justice activism. We’ve been here before.
July 14, 2016
The Civil-Rights Movement’s Lesson for Today’s Politics
Moral prophecy is important, but without engaging our adversaries we’ll get nowhere.
Harry C. Boyte
April 14, 2016
A Radical Alliance of Black and Green Could Save the World
But first the two movements will have to rediscover their shared roots in a fundamental critique of an economy and a society that value things more than lives.
James Gustave Speth
J. Phillip Thompson III