Skip to content
Special Issue: Utopias
Forgot Your Password?
your online access
Civil Rights Movement
Civil Rights Movement news and analysis from The Nation
October 17, 2019
Elijah Cummings Took On the Powerful
The civil rights movement veteran, who was a stalwart champion of unions, challenged abusive presidents, and called out Scott Walker for lying to Congress, died Thursday at 68.
October 2, 2019
Ro Khanna Reflects on Gandhi’s 150th Birthday
Gandhi's lessons of pluralism and peace could serve us well during this time of division and strife, the representative writes.
Rep. Ro Khanna
July 30, 2019
Letters From the August 12-19, 2019, Issue
Forgotten history… Debating Biden…
July 18, 2019
Half a Century Before Colin Kaepernick, Jackie Robinson Said, ‘I Cannot Stand and Sing the Anthem.’
A segregationist senator tried to use Robinson to destroy Paul Robeson. Instead, Robinson called out racism.
January 21, 2019
What AOC Owes MLK
The civil-rights leader’s vision of an equitable economy lives on in Congress’s emerging left.
Aaron Ross Coleman
GET UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS FOR LESS THAN $3 A MONTH!
January 15, 2019
The Birmingham Civil Rights Institute’s Insult to Angela Davis Has Boomeranged
Scholars, activists, and grassroots organizers have flocked to her defense, a testament to the growing strength of intersectional solidarity for Palestinian rights.
October 29, 2018
Can You Copyright a Quilt?
Long after their iconic American quilts caught the art world's attention, the Gee's Bend artisans are taking control of their legacy.
September 24, 2018
Whither the Jackie Robinson Project?
As the centennial of Robinson’s birth approaches, George Washington University plans to cut a project that, through the study of his life, advances our knowledge of the intersection of sports and politics.
July 9, 2018
We Should Embrace the Ambiguity of the 14th Amendment
A hundred and fifty years after its ratification, some of its promises remain unfulfilled—but one day it may still be interpreted anew.
May 2, 2018
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Deserves a Bigger Statue
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is extraordinary, and we need more monuments like it.
Patricia J. Williams