Civil Rights Movement

What Is Organizing, Anyway?

What Is Organizing, Anyway? What Is Organizing, Anyway?

Change won’t succeed if we wait for it to happen from the top down. History proves that.

Jun 1, 2022 / Beverly Gologorsky

The Long History of Resistance That Birthed Black Lives Matter

The Long History of Resistance That Birthed Black Lives Matter The Long History of Resistance That Birthed Black Lives Matter

A conversation with historian Donna Murch about the past, present, and future of Black radical organizing.

May 24, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Elias Rodriques

Jackie Robinson’s Last Fight

Jackie Robinson’s Last Fight Jackie Robinson’s Last Fight

As baseball celebrates the 75th anniversary of Robinson’s breaking the color line, it’s worth remembering a man at odds with his own myth.

Apr 15, 2022 / Dave Zirin

The Indomitable Rev. Addie L. Wyatt

The Indomitable Rev. Addie L. Wyatt The Indomitable Rev. Addie L. Wyatt

The trailblazing Black labor leader and civil rights activist took her fight for equality from the packinghouse to the pulpit.

Jan 11, 2022 / Kim Kelly

A Federal Job Guarantee: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement

A Federal Job Guarantee: The Unfinished Business of the Civil Rights Movement 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.

Sep 2, 2021 / Rep. Ayanna Pressley and David Stein

Participants in a “Freedom Friday March” in Washington, DC.

The Party of Lincoln Is Now the Party of Jim Crow 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.

Aug 26, 2021 / John Nichols

Bob Moses teaching

Bob Moses: The Fullness of the Man Bob Moses: The Fullness of the Man

More reflections on the passing of “a straight cat.”

Jul 29, 2021 / Feature / Charles M. Payne

Remembering Bob Moses, 1935–2021

Remembering Bob Moses, 1935–2021 Remembering Bob Moses, 1935–2021

His leadership ushered in alternative conceptions of gender, race, and political power that would, eventually, shake the world.

Jul 26, 2021 / Feature / Margaret Burnham

Civil rights Cambridge protest 1963

The ‘Creative Chaos’ of Gloria Richardson (1922–2021) 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.

Jul 23, 2021 / Editorial / Barbara Smith

My Black Generation Is Fighting Like Hell to Stop the Whitelash

My Black Generation Is Fighting Like Hell to Stop the Whitelash 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.

Jul 13, 2021 / Elie Mystal

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