December 4, 2015 -
Decades before the "sharing economy," African Americans in Montgomery, Alabama used Rosa Parks' arrest to organize a sophisticated city transit system that made the bus boycott a success and became a symbol of the power of collective action for the Southern civil rights struggle.
April 25, 2014 -
Mabel Williams, who with her husband, Robert F. Williams, advocated armed self-defense against racist violence in Jim Crow North Carolina, has passed away. In exile in Cuba during the 1960s, she and her husband launched Radio Free Dixie and published the influential underground newsletter The Crusader.
March 24, 2006 -
The Washington Post's new blogger Ben Domenech, a staunch conservative brought on to "balance" the paper's "liberal" image, is being hammered on many fronts, including plagiarism.
December 1, 2005 -
Posted by R. Neal
November 1, 2005 -
Posted by R. Neal I happened to catch some coverage of yesterday's Rosa Parks memorial service at the Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church in Washington. I had to rewind the TIVO to listen again to the wonderful speech by Johnnie Carr, a Montgomery civil rights leader and Rosa Parks' lifelong friend.
October 26, 2005 -
Charlie Cobb, a key organizer in the civil rights movement who conceived the idea of "freedom schools" to bring real education to dispossessed black children in Mississippi, sent these short thoughts on the importance of Rosa Parks:
October 25, 2005 -
If you've read the eulogies to Rosa Parks today, you've probably read the same story I have about the event that made her a civil rights legend: on December 1, 1955, a tired seamstress in Montgomery, Alabama gets on a bus, sits down, is told to stand up for a white passenger, refuses, gets arrested, and the freedom movement is b