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Civil Rights Activism

The Moment We Have Waited for

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Rev. Vivian, a Presidential Medal of Freedom winner, a confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a role model for so many of us in the 1960s era of civil rights activism and still, believes young people today are inheriting the world at a unique crossroads in history.

Those Who Can, Do

Dana Beyer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dana Beyer

It's been a pleasure to contribute to the civil-rights debate, and I've enjoyed the feedback I've received. I realize my analysis is one of many, and the debate has helped me refine my understanding. It has helped when the debate is civil, which it often is not, and that leads me to today's post.

PHOTO: What Conviction Looks Like

Christina Huffington | Posted 03.25.2013 | Women

Anyone who has taken an American history class knows about Rosa Parks' refusal to relinquish her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955. What is less k...

At 89, Civil Rights Icon Reflects On Faith And Activism

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) The Rev. Joseph Lowery, the civil rights activist who worked alongside the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr....

Changing Tides in the Fight for LGBT Rights

Neil G. Giuliano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Neil G. Giuliano

Despite the setback of Proposition 8, the LGBT community has seen meaningful progress in recent years, and we need to continue building on that progress.