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The Civil Rights Movement

Poet, activist, icon Sonia Sanchez: still "BaddDDD" As Ever

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.01.2016 | Entertainment
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

"Someone asked me, "'Why do you write?' And I said, 'Because I wanted to tell people how I became this woman with razor blades between her teeth.'"

Selma: Experienced as a Child, Remembered as an Adult

Sophia Bracy-Harris | Posted 05.06.2015 | Black Voices
Sophia Bracy-Harris

At around 1 a.m., less than two hours after our arrival, homemade fire bombs hit three different sides of our house. Exploding flames blocked all exits except one. There were 11 of us inside, and nine were asleep. Thank God we all made it out safely. Our home burned to the ground.

Book Excerpt: The Civil Rights Movement Was Sometimes Armed--and Not Always Nonviolent

The Root | Charles E. Cobb Jr. | Posted 06.03.2014 | Black Voices

The late-summer sun was broiling the already sunbaked floodplains of the Mississippi Delta on August 31, 1962, when Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and seventee...

Arizona Veto of "Religious Liberty" Bill Shows that Economic Conservatives Take Religious Conservatives for Suckers

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 05.04.2014 | Politics
Ian Reifowitz

When a conservative Republican governor vetoes a "religious liberty" bill passed by a conservative Republican legislature because the business community tells her to, it shows who really calls the shots.

If Walls Could Talk: Tears From Birmingham Jail

Juliet Asante | Posted 07.31.2013 | Impact
Juliet Asante

Martin Luther King trembles with tears in his eyes, heart heavy and pounding, blood rushing through veins that stand out on his forehead, lips go dry ...

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.