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Remembering the historic South Carolina gathering that gave us Du Bois' 'Behold the Land' speech

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.

INSTITUTE INDEX: Momentum builds in the Fight for $15

April 17, 2015 - While major corporations like Walmart and McDonald's have recently taken steps to boost some workers' pay, tens of thousands took to the streets this week calling for a real livable wage. In what organizers have said was the largest demonstration yet, fast-food workers, child care providers, adjunct university faculty and others rose up in the Fight for $15.

Elders of the movement

March 25, 2015 - The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation has launched a "Southern Voices" oral history project to capture the stories of Southern leaders working for social and economic justice. The first installment focuses on elders of the movement who continue to work for the cause today.

Selma, behind the scenes

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.