July 14, 2015 -
As voting rights supporters rallied for the opening of the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive election law, they got words of encouragement from David Goodman, brother of a civil rights volunteer murdered in Mississippi in 1964.
March 9, 2015 -
Viola Liuzzo died for her convictions in the 1960s freedom movement, and is the only white woman honored on the Civil Rights Memorial. But few know her story -- and why authorities conspired to keep her from being known as a hero.
August 7, 2014 -
A national coalition of young racial justice organizers has launched a public education campaign to change how young people think about voting and boost turnout for this year's election. The #KnowYourPower campaign will use social media to reach millennials, the demographic cohort whose starting birth year is usually identified as 1982.
July 7, 2014 -
"Labor rights are civil rights" was the message of a June 27 pro-union rally attended by 400 students, activists, ministers and workers at the Nissan plant in Canton -- the culmination of the Mississippi Freedom Summer 50th Anniversary Conference in nearby Jackson.
June 30, 2014 -
As civil rights movement veterans met with young activists at last week's conference commemorating Freedom Summer, a message heard frequently was that workers’ rights are at the heart of the movement today.
June 27, 2014 -
In June 1964, volunteers from across the U.S. descended on Mississippi to help tear down barriers keeping African Americans from the ballot box. Their work led to the passage of the Voting Rights Act, but today that law is under attack -- and the effort to restore it is getting little support so far from Mississippi's elected leaders.
June 20, 2014 -
As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, a new report makes the case that a similar push to register and mobilize African-American and other New Majority voters could reshape Southern politics far beyond the 2014 elections.
February 21, 2013 -
U.S. Rep. John Lewis of Georgia tore down many barriers in his rise from sharecroppers' son to civil rights activist to Medal of Freedom recipient. And he's about to break another as the first sitting member of Congress to author a graphic novel telling his inspiring life story.