civil rights history
August 21, 2015 -
Former Institute for Southern Studies journalist and researcher Jordan Green reflects on Julian Bond's enduring vision and legacy of linking ideas to action for change in the South.
August 20, 2015 -
In an interview for Southern Exposure in the 1970s, civil rights legend and Institute co-founder Julian Bond offered a unique look at how he became involved in the Southern freedom struggle and his evolving views on the lessons and legacy of the movement.
August 12, 2015 -
An N.C. State University professor has restored old reel-to-reel tapes from a public library in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, proving that Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. first uttered his renowned "I Have A Dream" refrain in the eastern North Carolina city in 1962, nine months before his historic speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
March 9, 2015 -
Selma today is a struggling, majority-black city that embodies the conflicted legacy of the 1960s civil rights movement. Join us as we visit a whites-only country club, a Confederate memorial, an imperiled river, and a church that helped birth the Black Power movement.
March 6, 2015 -
The 1965 Selma march being commemorated this weekend in Alabama helped speed passage of the Voting Rights Act -- but the landmark law is now in its most precarious position in a half-century.
January 16, 2015 -
Next week the U.S. celebrates the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It also marks the fifth anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended campaign spending limits -- and the two occasions are more closely linked than many realize.
June 27, 2014 -
This week hundreds of people gathered in Mississippi at a conference to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a civil rights project that changed not only Mississippi and the South but the lives of participants.