student nonviolent coordinating committee
September 27, 2023 -
Republican lawmakers nationwide have introduced 400 anti-voting bills this year, while in Congress, GOP leaders have introduced an omnibus elections bill that would nationalize voter suppression. In response, Democratic lawmakers have reintroduced key federal voting rights legislation to expand voter protections and counter the attacks on the freedom to vote.
June 28, 2021 -
Joan C. Browning of West Virginia took part in the 1961 Freedom Rides challenging segregated transportation in the Jim Crow South, and she recently welcomed the Black Voters Matter Freedom Ride for Voting Rights to Charleston. We're reprinting the full text of her remarks drawing on history to suggest paths to a more just future.
July 28, 2020 -
As the civil rights icon lies in state this week at the U.S. Capitol, lawmakers continue to press to restore the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the landmark civil rights legislation that Lewis nearly died fighting for.
March 15, 2019 -
Playwright, actor, educator, and community organizer John O'Neal died last month in New Orleans. In his memory, we share a searing story he wrote that ran in Southern Exposure, the print magazine forerunner of Facing South, in 1997.
May 19, 2017 -
For more than 50 years, Bob Hall has been a central force in the struggle for a more just and democratic South. On the cusp of his retirement, he speaks with Facing South about his history in the movement and his advice for today's organizers and activists.
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.
August 26, 2015 -
On the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans labor leader Saket Soni reflects on the progress that workers have won in the city and what lies ahead to achieve a true reconstruction in the Gulf Coast.