by Asraa Mustufa on April 27 2011, 10:16AM
A new documentary brings to life Richard and Mildred Loving’s quiet activism against race-mixing laws at this week’s Tribeca Film Festival.
by Benjamin Greenberg on April 22 2011, 9:01AM
Taylor’s case has been a symbol of the sexual violence black women suffered for decades.
by Dorian Warren on April 13 2011, 10:30AM
The American right has been railing against the size of federal government for centuries. We’d do well to remember why.
by Kai Wright on April 4 2011, 11:29AM
King lent his celebrity to the black men who labored in Memphis’ refuge because they symbolized a global economy built upon exploiting black and brown people.
by Thoai Lu on March 29 2011, 11:45AM
Rebecca Lanier is 119 years old but, like most black Americans of her time, was never issued a birth certificate.
by Benjamin Greenberg on March 22 2011, 11:10AM
The 91-year-old’s family still wants a formal apology for the failure to investigate and prosecute her rapists for nearly 70 years.
by Benjamin Greenberg on March 16 2011, 3:00AM
She was one of literally uncounted black women who were assaulted without justice in Jim Crow’s South.
by Jamilah King on February 11 2011, 9:55AM
The stories of countless black women who were raped by white men during the civil rights era have gone overlooked entirely.
by Jamilah King on February 10 2011, 1:17PM
Because Nathan Bedford Forrest wasn’t just a confederate hero and KKK leader. He was a genius, according to supporters.
by Imara Jones on January 19 2011, 10:12AM
An 1860 census of the American South reveals much more than the region’s demography.
by Tim Wise on January 17 2011, 8:00AM
Today’s remembrances abstract non-violence from justice, colorblindness from racial equity and public service from radical social transformation.
by Barbara Ransby on January 14 2011, 9:51AM
Civil rights historian Barbara Ransby says we are all King’s political heirs.
by Benjamin Greenberg on January 12 2011, 10:17AM
There were many more killings than those of activists. A Louisiana black businessman’s murder is the latest case reporters have reopened.