by Mike McQuillan
The Kings Bay Plowshares group deserve a parade for protesting a nuclear submarine base. Instead seven of them are in jail as the United States spends billions of dollars a day on weaponry.
SOURCE: Harper's Bazaar
by Tanisha C. Ford
Ebony Magazine's Fashion Fair offered a platform to Black designers while raising money for civil rights organizations – more than $60 million over a half-century.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Brenda Gayle Plummer
International organizations in the 20th century provided space for people from the developing world and African American activists to come together in movements that merged opposition to colonialism with demands for domestic civil rights.
SOURCE: The Nation
by Keisha N. Blain
Black women are continuing a long history of fighting to secure political rights in the face of efforts to deny them the vote.
SOURCE: The Metropole (Urban History Association)
by Katrina Phillips
"Recent events have forced Minneapolitans and Minnesotans to reckon with the state’s treatment of historically excluded populations. For the original inhabitants of what’s now Minneapolis, though, resistance and activism are nothing new."
by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
The 2014 elections will give students plenty of opportunities for activism and even employment.
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- The Most Important Band of the 80s Broke Up a Decade Before
- Critical Race Fury: The School Board Wars Are Getting Nasty in Texas
- New Research: More Lynchings in Places with More Confederate Monuments
- Ryan Russell: Jon Gruden Emails Should Have Shocked Me. They Didn't
- Divisions: A New History of Racism and Resistance in America’s World War II Military (Washington History Seminar, Mon. Oct. 18)
- Historian Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on the Structures of Racial Inequality and Social Movements Fighting It
- The Overlooked LGBTQ History of the Harlem Renaissance
- The Homophobic Background to Jim Garrison's Persecution of Clay Shaw
- Review: The Schemes and Ambitions of Joseph P. Kennedy