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Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act's 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated

Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act’s 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated

by Rinku Sen on July 2 2014, 7:00AM

Fifty years after the Jim Crow-busting Civil Rights Act became law, occupational segregation runs rampant in the United States.

Topics: Economy, History, Labor

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964

by Carla Murphy on June 9 2014, 7:00AM

On the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the first in a series of as-told-tos by volunteers and students.

Topics: Freedom Summer, History

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks's Birthday

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks’s Birthday

by Aura Bogado on February 4 2014, 3:07PM

She was born 101 years ago today.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2014, 4:25PM

The literary genius was 79.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

It's Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X's 'Message to the Grass Roots'

It’s Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X’s ‘Message to the Grass Roots’

by Aura Bogado on November 8 2013, 10:31AM

Have you heard it?

Topics: History, /NOW

Watch Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Covention

Watch Fannie Lou Hamer’s Testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Covention

by Jamilah King on October 7 2013, 9:14AM

The Civil Rights icon’s birthday was this past weekend.

Topics: History, /NOW

Sunday Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

Sunday Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

by Aura Bogado on September 13 2013, 12:20PM

Remembering the four little girls who died as a result of hate.

Topics: History, /NOW

The Sounds of Freedom [AUDIO]

The Sounds of Freedom [AUDIO]

by Kai Wright on August 24 2013, 9:35AM

An audio collage from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

Topics: History, March on Washington

An App That Lets You Design Your Own Self-Guided Civil Rights Tour

An App That Lets You Design Your Own Self-Guided Civil Rights Tour

by Jamilah King on August 22 2013, 11:43AM

It could be a reality, but developers need your help.

Topics: History, /NOW

Voting Rights Icon Lawrence Guyot's Death Animates Fight Over Future

Voting Rights Icon Lawrence Guyot’s Death Animates Fight Over Future

by Brentin Mock on December 6 2012, 10:54AM

Guyot’s memorials prompted a Wall Street Journal op-ed writer to insist that the civil rights past is irrelevant to the Voting Rights Act’s future.

Topics: Voting Rights, Politics

Happy 100th Birthday to Bayard Rustin,

Happy 100th Birthday to Bayard Rustin, “Resister Extraordinaire”

by Julianne Hing on March 16 2012, 6:29PM

“The proof that one truly believes is in action,” the civil rights organizer once said.

Topics: Celebrate Love, /NOW

Octavia Spencer Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress [Video]

by Jorge Rivas on January 15 2012, 9:53PM

Spencer thanked the Hollywood Foreign press for recognizing “domestics in this country, now and then” during her acceptance speech.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Erykah Badu's Radio Series Explores Music Generated by Black Power Movement

Erykah Badu’s Radio Series Explores Music Generated by Black Power Movement

by Jorge Rivas on January 13 2012, 3:56PM

Erykah Bady explores the underground music generated by the late 60s Black Power movement.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Why I'm Just Saying No to 'The Help' and Its Historical Whitewash

Why I’m Just Saying No to ‘The Help’ and Its Historical Whitewash

by Akiba Solomon on August 10 2011, 12:50PM

Despite the hype and the ensemble of fine black actresses, I’m opting out of “The Help.” The trailer alone features too many group hugs to be trusted as an accounting of the civil rights movement.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History, The Help

The Revolutionary Everyday Courage of

The Revolutionary Everyday Courage of “The Barber of Birmingham”

by Katti Gray on August 9 2011, 9:35AM

James Armstrong was neither a national movement leader nor a star-power elected official. He was just a guy with a barbershop and heart big enough to fight for his community’s dignity.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History

No New Investigation for Malcolm X Murder Case, Say Feds

No New Investigation for Malcolm X Murder Case, Say Feds

by Benjamin Greenberg on July 25 2011, 10:14AM

The Justice Department says there’s no good reason to spend the money on reopening the case on Malcolm X’s assassination. A recent biography argued the initial case was rushed and insufficient, spurring new calls for a real investigation.

Topics: History

Civil Rights Schoolchild Ruby Bridges Meets President Obama

Civil Rights Schoolchild Ruby Bridges Meets President Obama

by Jorge Rivas on July 22 2011, 2:44PM

The girl made famous in Normal Rockwell’s iconic painting finally goes to the White House.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Ruby Bridges, Made Famous in Iconic Painting, Goes to White House

Ruby Bridges, Made Famous in Iconic Painting, Goes to White House

by Jorge Rivas on July 15 2011, 11:27AM

The woman was featured in one of our most iconic Civil Rights era paintings. Now, she’ll be on hand to bring it to the country’s most powerful home.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Ron Paul Says He Would Have Voted Against Civil Rights Act

Ron Paul Says He Would Have Voted Against Civil Rights Act

by Asraa Mustufa on May 16 2011, 11:53AM

Staying true to his brand of extreme libertarianism, the presidential candidate said he objected to the Civil Rights Act because of its infringement on private property rights.

Topics: Politics

50 Years After Freedom Rides, a Stunning Film Revives the Heroism

50 Years After Freedom Rides, a Stunning Film Revives the Heroism

by Jamilah King on May 16 2011, 9:02AM

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson talks about the incredible journey of some of the civil rights movement’s youngest and most fearless leaders.

Topics: History

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