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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

Forever Cherish Intimate Moments with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee And More

Forever Cherish Intimate Moments with Maya Angelou, Ruby Dee And More

by Carla Murphy on June 24 2014, 3:39PM

New collection joins slave narratives gathered by the WPA during the 1930s

Topics: History, /NOW

Anita Hill Talks Civil Rights

Anita Hill Talks Civil Rights

by Akiba Solomon on June 18 2014, 7:00AM

“We have to keep fighting.”

Topics: History

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964: Heather Booth

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964: Heather Booth

by Carla Murphy on June 16 2014, 11:17AM

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

Topics: Freedom Summer, History

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

History: Why the Young Lords Took Over Lincoln Hospital

History: Why the Young Lords Took Over Lincoln Hospital

by Carla Murphy on June 4 2014, 11:35AM

The affordable and quality healthcare fight in 1970

Topics: History, /NOW

The Economic Case for Reparations

The Economic Case for Reparations

by Imara Jones on May 28 2014, 7:00AM

There is a strong rationale for reparations grounded in airtight economic principals at the heart of the free market system: access to capital.

Topics: Economic Justice, History, Reparations

Video: Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks White Supremacy and Reparations

Video: Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks White Supremacy and Reparations

by Aura Bogado on May 22 2014, 1:31PM

The writer explains why honest conversations about history can lead to better policy today.

Topics: History, /NOW, Reparations

Revisiting the 1970s Murder of a Native American Activist

Revisiting the 1970s Murder of a Native American Activist

by Carla Murphy on April 25 2014, 5:21PM

A weekend read about Anna Mae Aquash

Topics: History, /NOW

Letter to W.E.B. DuBois Sheds Light on Dalit Leader's Global Vision

Letter to W.E.B. DuBois Sheds Light on Dalit Leader’s Global Vision

by Akiba Solomon on April 22 2014, 4:12PM

B.R. Ambedkar, the preiminent leader of India’s Dalits, saw similarities between the treatment of his people and African-Americans.

Topics: History, /NOW

The Neglected Heroines of 'César Chávez'

The Neglected Heroines of ‘César Chávez’

by Lori Flores on March 31 2014, 7:00AM

In a myriad of ways, it was women who built the farmworker movement around Chávez, sustained it, and continue to lead its modern incarnation.

Topics: History

The Faces of Cesar Chávez's United Farm Worker Movement Photo

The Faces of Cesar Chávez’s United Farm Worker Movement

by Jamilah King on March 28 2014, 7:00AM

It’s important to remember that every movement is larger than any one man.

Topics: History

What Happens After a Collapse?

What Happens After a Collapse?

by José Vadi on March 24 2014, 9:00AM

In the aftermath of the fatal apartment building collapse in East Harlem, a writer and his father reflect on the stories they held.

Topics: History

How Co-ops Helped Produce Foot Soldiers for Civil Rights

How Co-ops Helped Produce Foot Soldiers for Civil Rights

by Carla Murphy on March 10 2014, 7:00AM

Upcoming book traces the hidden history of African-American economic self-help

Topics: Co-ops & Civil Rights, History

Yes, Cesar Chavez Called Strikebreakers 'Wetbacks'

Yes, Cesar Chavez Called Strikebreakers ‘Wetbacks’

by Aura Bogado on February 28 2014, 3:49PM

Just like everyone else, Chavez had his contradictions.

Topics: Blogs List, History, /NOW

A Racial Murder the FBI Can't Seem to Solve

A Racial Murder the FBI Can’t Seem to Solve

by Benjamin Greenberg on February 28 2014, 7:00AM

It’s the 50th anniversary of the 1964 racial murder of Clifton Walker. For his family, closure remains elusive.

Topics: Criminal Justice, History

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

Medals of Honor Awarded to Vets Robbed Due to Racism

by Brentin Mock on February 21 2014, 4:33PM

Among the recipients are 17 Latino vets.

Topics: History, National Security, /NOW, Politics

King's Children Fight to Sell his Nobel Medal and Bible

King’s Children Fight to Sell his Nobel Medal and Bible

by Carla Murphy on February 5 2014, 1:55PM

“Our Father MUST be turning in his grave,” writes Bernice King.

Topics: History, /NOW

Give Your Letters Some Extra Love With a Shirley Chisholm USPS Stamp

Give Your Letters Some Extra Love With a Shirley Chisholm USPS Stamp

by Julianne Hing on January 30 2014, 3:38PM

A stamp to commemorate the nation’s first black congresswoman.

Topics: History, /NOW

MLK Boulevard: A Snapshot of King's Dream Deferred

MLK Boulevard: A Snapshot of King’s Dream Deferred

by Jamilah King, Josh Begley on January 20 2014, 7:00AM

What do streets named after Dr. Martin Luther Jr. tell us about economic justice today?

Topics: History

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