December 6, 2017 -
Her work as an organizer in Tallahassee, Florida, is a testament to the oft-forgotten role of African-American working-class people — especially women — in the making of the modern civil rights movement in the South.
October 26, 2017 -
As he and other organizers gather for the annual Southern Movement Assembly, Saladin Muhammad with North Carolina's Black Workers for Justice discusses the importance of building power in the workplace, of tying local struggles together into a mass movement, and of being conscious of the history we're making.
August 25, 2017 -
Reared by amateur historians, the author spent childhood vacations traveling to historic sites and coming to grips with his family's role in the Civil War. The experience taught him that monuments alone are not history, but they can shed light on the dark history surrounding their erection.
August 25, 2017 -
In the wake of white-supremacist violence in Virginia, the nation's attention has been focused on the meaning and fate of Confederate monuments. But activists with the Black Youth Project 100 are calling on us to think more broadly about our monuments and racial violence.
December 9, 2016 -
The mistrial declared this week in the case of the North Charleston police officer who shot unarmed Coast Guard veteran Walter Scott in the back following a traffic stop is part of a long history of dehumanizing treatment of Black veterans in the South that's documented in a new report.
October 19, 2016 -
Seventy years ago this week in South Carolina, the Southern Negro Youth Congress convened the largest human rights gathering the region had ever seen. The S.C. Progressive Network is holding a public symposium on Oct. 22 looking back at that historic event. To mark the occasion, we share author and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois' convention address, one of his last major speeches and considered one of his best.
October 6, 2016 -
On what would have been the 99th birthday of Mississippi voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, we recall her untimely death from heart disease at the age of 59 — a testament that denying a group of people political power is literally hazardous to their health.