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Civil Rights Movement news and analysis from The Nation
September 2, 2021
A Federal Job Guarantee: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement
The 1963 March on Washington put a government guarantee to a job at the front of the civil rights agenda. It’s long past time to complete the work.
Rep. Ayanna Pressley
August 26, 2021
The Party of Lincoln Is Now the Party of Jim Crow
Not a single House Republican voted for the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.
July 29, 2021
Bob Moses: The Fullness of the Man
More reflections on the passing of “a straight cat.”
Charles M. Payne
July 26, 2021
Remembering Bob Moses, 1935–2021
His leadership ushered in alternative conceptions of gender, race, and political power that would, eventually, shake the world.
July 23, 2021
The ‘Creative Chaos’ of Gloria Richardson (1922–2021)
The civil rights activist was a militant advocate for her community as well as a canny strategist.
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July 13, 2021
My Black Generation Is Fighting Like Hell to Stop the Whitelash
We are marching; we are writing; we are protesting—but the forces of white supremacy are still winning.
April 23, 2021
Walter Mondale’s Decades-Long Crusade for Fair Housing and the Full Promise of Civil Rights
To the end of his life, Mondale waged the battle against segregation he had joined as the sponsor of the Fair Housing Act of 1968.
January 19, 2021
When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow
By making health care broadly available, the government helps ensure our freedom.
January 8, 2021
The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within
But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.
October 28, 2020
For Black Americans, Being Voters Is Who We Are
Voting is not merely one right among many, an act reducible to pulling a lever. It is an identity that is a marker of full citizenship.
Dorian T. Warren