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Barbara Ransby

Barbara Ransby

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

by Barbara Ransby on December 6 2013, 12:30PM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby reflects on the anti-apartheid protests that became some of the defining social movements of the 20th century.

Topics: Global Affairs, History, Mandela's Legacy, Politics

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos Photo

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos

by Barbara Ransby on August 23 2013, 7:20AM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby takes us beyond “I Have a Dream.”

Topics: History, March on Washington

Why We, as Women of Color, Join the Call for Divestment From Israel

Why We, as Women of Color, Join the Call for Divestment From Israel

by Barbara Ransby on July 13 2011, 9:53AM

On the heels of a controversial new Israeli law challenging boycotts, a group of feminist women of color describe their visit to Palestine and explain their call for divestment.

Topics: Global Affairs

Remembering MLK: The Things We've Forgotten Would Guide Us

Remembering MLK: The Things We’ve Forgotten Would Guide Us

by Barbara Ransby on January 14 2011, 9:51AM

Civil rights historian Barbara Ransby says we are all King’s political heirs.

Topics: History, MLK Day

Charges That a Civil Rights Hero Was an FBI Spy Shouldn't Shock Us

Charges That a Civil Rights Hero Was an FBI Spy Shouldn’t Shock Us

by Barbara Ransby on September 15 2010, 10:46AM

Government snoops were always close confidants.

Topics: History, National Security

Henry Louis Gates’ Dangerously Wrong Slave History

by Barbara Ransby on May 3 2010, 12:00PM

The celebrity academic’s New York Times editorial is not only a disservice to history, it comes at exactly the wrong time in our discourse on race.

Topics: History