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Why He Was In Memphis

Peter Dreier | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Most Americans today know that Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. was killed 46 years ago -- on April 4, 1968 -- in Memphis, Tennessee. But fewer know why he was there.

In Los Angeles, Labor Redefines Itself

Michael Winship | Posted 11.10.2013 | Politics
Michael Winship

"It's time to turn America right side up!" AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka exhorted those in attendance at the labor alliance's quadrennial convention in Los Angeles on Monday.

Before He Led National Movements, He Was One of the "Have Nots"

Rich Polt | Posted 11.08.2013 | Impact
Rich Polt

"I became an organizer because I was having some hard times and ended up at a soup kitchen in Southern Indiana. I eventually became a dishwasher at the kitchen. Three years later I was still working there...Most of the people that were in line were there when I first came in to eat."

The Poor: An Endangered Species?

Bhaskar Chakravorti | Posted 10.05.2013 | Business
Bhaskar Chakravorti

More than a billion have been lifted out of poverty in the past twenty years; by 2030, the total number of poor people will be down to 200 million, with virtually none in China.

David Lohr

Mystery Surrounds Disappearance Of Ohio Man | David Lohr | Posted 05.08.2012 | Crime

An Ohio man's sudden disappearance has baffled family members and investigators, who found his vehicle abandoned in West Virginia five days after he w...

The Professors of Protest and the University of Revolution

John Jackson | Posted 05.30.2011 | Impact
John Jackson

Srdja Popovic, a former Otpor leader and Founder of CANVAS will be speaking at Columbia University next week on the strategy and organization of non-violent revolution.

Honoring Guy Carawan

Peter Dreier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Dreier

Friends and fans of Guy Carawan will honor the legendary singer, folklorist, and activist whose arrangement of "We Shall Overcome" became the anthem of the American civil rights movement.

Nashville: Not Just Flooded with Water; But Civil Rights Memories

Molly Secours | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Molly Secours

This week as Nashville struggles to deal with ferocious floods -- that so far have taken 10 lives -- I am am reminded of the markers of time which are currently submerged in water.

Civil Rights Movement Reassembles to Ask: What's Next?

Saul Landau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Saul Landau

On February 1, 1960, four black students took seats at a lunch counter at the Greensboro, North Carolina, Woolworth's. The white waitresses ignored th...