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Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement news and analysis from The Nation
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
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October 26, 2020
What Amy Coney Barrett Means for the Future of Voting Rights
Unless we act, I fear a return to Jim Crow regime under which my grandparents and tens of millions of Black people suffered is inevitable.
August 10, 2020
Julian Bond’s Life in Protest and Politics
A new collection of essays demonstrates how the civil rights icon’s thinking evolved amid the upheavals of the 20th century.
Robert Greene II
July 23, 2020
Is Our Generation Ready to Take Up the Torch That John Lewis Lit?
As legends like Lewis pass away, I wonder whether we’re prepared to become the new elders.
July 21, 2020
John Lewis’s Fight for Justice Continues With Miracle Boyd
Those who criticize young activists today as too radical or impatient should remember the John Lewis of 1963.
July 20, 2020
Building Community Control in a White Supremacist Country
A tactic with deep roots in Black freedom movements shows promise, and pitfalls, for building a more equal future.