Civil Rights Movement

Walter Mondale

Walter Mondale’s Decades-Long Crusade for Fair Housing and the Full Promise of Civil Rights 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.

Apr 23, 2021 / John Nichols

When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow

When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow When Medicare Helped Kill Jim Crow

By making health care broadly available, the government helps ensure our freedom.

Jan 19, 2021 / Mike Konczal

The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within

The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within The Capitol Riot Reveals the Dangers From the Enemy Within

But the belief that America previously had a well-functioning democracy is an illusion.

Jan 8, 2021 / Eric Foner

Ida

For Black Americans, Being Voters Is Who We Are 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.

Oct 28, 2020 / Dorian T. Warren

What Amy Coney Barrett Means for the Future of Voting Rights

What Amy Coney Barrett Means for the Future of Voting Rights 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.

Oct 26, 2020 / Mondaire Jones

Julian Bond’s Life in Protest and Politics

Julian Bond’s Life in Protest and Politics 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.

Aug 10, 2020 / Books & the Arts / Robert Greene II

Is Our Generation Ready to Take Up the Torch That John Lewis Lit?

Is Our Generation Ready to Take Up the Torch That John Lewis Lit? 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. 

Jul 23, 2020 / Column / Elie Mystal

Portrait of John Lewis with Edmund Pettus Bridge in background

John Lewis’s Fight for Justice Continues With Miracle Boyd 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.

Jul 21, 2020 / Barbara Ransby

Building Community Control in a White Supremacist Country

Building Community Control in a White Supremacist Country 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.

Jul 20, 2020 / Audrea Lim

How We Remember a Prophet

How We Remember a Prophet How We Remember a Prophet

Republicans who refuse to restore the Voting Rights Act while decorating the grave of Representative John Lewis with flowery words testify against themselves. 

Jul 19, 2020 / Lived History / Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

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