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civil rights movement



  • The Whitewashing of King’s Assassination

    by Vann R. Newkirk II

    The death of Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t a galvanizing event, but the premature end of a movement that had only just begun.



  • Colin Kaepernick and the Myth of the ‘Good’ Protest

    by Glenda Gilmore

    Rosa Parks was a hero. So were the students who sat in at the Woolworth lunch counters. But they knew that their heroism was possible only because of decades of what Ella Baker called “spade work.”



  • Happy Birthday, Living Legend Rachel Robinson!

    by Yohuru Williams

    While Jack made the headlines, Rachel often bore the brunt of the hidden but nonetheless significant battles such as shepherding the family through the process of facing northern style apartheid.



  • Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased

    The convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights movement were tossed out Wednesday during an emotional hearing before a packed courtroom.