Silent protest parade in New York against the East St. Louis riots, 1917.
Library of Congress
Thousands marched in silence against racial violence after a riot left hundreds of blacks dead and thousands homeless. The demands of black people in 2017 remain the same as they did in 1917.
Civil rights advocate Rachel Dolezal has been accused of falsely claiming she is African-American.
In the US and South Africa, "passing" as another race has a long and painful history. Controversial American Rachel Dolezal's "passing" to justify her identity makes a mockery of such histories.
From person to person, the spread of online hate can be rapid.
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Today's radical right is remaking its profile, using online communications to spread its message farther and deeper into our society than ever possible before.
Rosa Parks was a hero in the fight against segregation ... but she was just one of many.
Despite receiving mixed reviews, Go Set a Watchman was the most pre-ordered book in publisher HarperCollins’ history.
The novel's two main characters represent the constitutional conundrum that many Americans grappled with in the pre-civil rights era.
Self-identifying as black is anyone’s right, but the lies are what do the most damage.
Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman Review via AP/file 2015
Blacks need allies, not avatars.
The “engineer” of civil rights legal victories
The civil rights movement produced many different types of leaders. Thurgood Marshall, argued successfully before the Supreme Court that racial segregation laws violated the US Constitution. Diane Nash…