SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
Charles Sherrod: An Unheralded Giant of the Civil Rights Struggle
by Ansley L. Quiros
"Charles Sherrod is the most important civil rights figure you've never heard of"--fighting for six decades in southwest Georgia, persevering through incremental gains after the publicity of the Albany Movement faded.
SOURCE: Mississippi Free Press
Itta Bena, Miss. Works to Preserve Civil Rights History
Shannon Bowden of Mississippi Valley State University is leading a public history project for the nearby Delta town of Itta Bena, preserving the sites and stories of voting rights activism.
SOURCE: Boston Review
SNCC's Unruly Internationalism
by Dan Berger
SNCC activists' global understanding of the problem of racism, expressed at the height of the Cold War, cost the organization external support, but left a vital legacy for international movements for justice.
SOURCE: Washington Post
The "Leesburg Stockade Girls" Locked Up in Georgia in 1963
15 girls aged 12-15 were locked up in appalling conditions, for 45 days or more, and often without their families' knowledge, in southwest Georgia in 1936. This is their story.
SOURCE: The Conversation
From Civil Rights to Math Education Equity, Bob Moses Led for Justice
by Hasan Kwame Jeffries
"Ella Baker was fond of saying, “Give light and people will find the way.” Few did that better than Bob Moses, who died on July 25, 2021."
SOURCE: The Nation
Remembering Bob Moses, 1935–2021
by Margaret Burnham
Robert Moses's commitment to grassroots democratic organizing was best expressed through listening rather than speaking, and purposeful following rather than leading.
SOURCE: So Let's Talk About...
Today I Learned: Gloria Richardson is Still Alive
"President John F. Kennedy told protestors in Dorchester County to stand down. Gloria Richardson told JFK he could go to hell."
How the Greensboro Four Sit-In Sparked a Movement
Scholars including Jeanne Theoharis and Will Guzmán describe the roots and impact of the 1960 Woolworth sit-ins in Greensboro, North Carolina.
SOURCE: Washington Post
When I was 12, John Lewis Talked my Mom into Letting Me March with Him
Because of Lewis, I got my first chance to protest my city’s and region’s racist policies and practices — from where we could eat, work, live, go to school, swim, party, play sports and even use the taxpayer-funded public restrooms.
John Lewis’ Fight for Equality Was Never Limited to Just the United States
by Keisha N. Blain
By linking national concerns to global ones, John Lewis compelled others to see that the problems of racism and white supremacy were not contained within U.S. borders.
SOURCE: The New York Times
Who Were the Freedom Riders?
Representative John Lewis was among the 13 original Freedom Riders, who encountered violence and resistance as they rode buses across the South, challenging the nation’s segregation laws.
SOURCE: The New Yorker
The Essential and Enduring Strength of John Lewis
by Jelani Cobb
"Lewis, like his peers Andrew Young, Marion Barry, and Eleanor Holmes Norton, transitioned into elected office as the post from which he would undertake this work. It was not an easy undertaking."
SOURCE: The New York Review of Books
Pandemic Journal, March 30–April 5
Ten New York Review writers document their experiences with the coronavirus from all over the globe.
- Will a "No Labels" Campaign Wreck the 2024 Election? We Can't Ask Group's Secret Donors.
- Excerpts from a Civics Textbook I Assume Would be Welcome in Florida
- Confusion Over Book Bans in Florida is a Feature, Not a Bug, of New Policies
- We're Living in the World (un)Made by the Iraq War
- Florida Professor: I was Fired for Teaching about Racism
- Kendi: "Anti-woke" Part of Backlash Against Antiracist Protest Movements
- Monica Muñoz Martinez Honored for Truth-Telling in Texas History
- Why are Universities so Disrespectful of their Organized Workers?
- Aside from Bush and Cheney, Who's Most Responsible for Iraq?
- Leaked Emails Show Christian Nationalist Anti-Trans "Holy War"