Black activists have long used maps to help illustrate their communities’ history and to document historical injustices.
Mae D Huettig, Romana Javitz and Shirley Graham DuBois were instrumental in their respective media fields but very few of us will be aware of their individual contributions.
A court long known for its landmark decisions expanding civil rights is now known for highly conservative rulings reining in government power.
Though progressive politics at the turn of the 20th century called for the protection of America’s national parks, it did so for the enjoyment of white people.
Especially since the Second World War, an increasingly diverse university student body and advocacy for student rights have affected how universities understand a duty of care for students.
If safety is the heart of the Biden administration’s executive order on AI, then civil rights is its soul.
The history of Palestinian statehood is marked by shifts in four sovereignty categories. Understanding them can shed light on the complex dynamics and key challenges in Palestine’s statehood pursuit.
When it comes to picket lines, courts aim to uphold civil and property rights without jeopardizing workers’ freedom of expression.
One of the charges against Donald Trump dates back to the 1870s and was designed to give the federal government the power to ensure states held free and fair elections.
For the formerly enslaved Black people in Texas, Juneteenth meant more than freedom. It meant reuniting families and building schools and developing political power.
Tombstones that used the honorifics ‘Mr.’ and ‘Mrs.’ restored a sense of dignity to people who had been denied it in life.
President Lyndon Johnson’s commencement address at Howard University in 1965 offered a compelling argument on the need for affirmative action. His policies have been challenged ever since.
Harry Belafonte spent much of his life supporting youth-led movements that fought against racial injustice. A historian explains how.
While Bryant Donham was never charged for her involvement in Till’s death, the Justice Department continued to investigate the case and consider the potential for an arrest as recently as 2021.
Known as the ‘King of Calypso’, Belafonte used his platform as an artist to elevate and support political activism.
Singer, actor and activist died on April 25 at the age of 96. His legacy spans stage, screen and political activism.
Washington isn’t a state that typically comes to mind in discussions about student-led protests from the Civil Rights Movement. A Black history professor seeks to change that with a new book.
Throughout Thomas’ tenure on the court, he has pushed the Supreme Court to replace Marshall’s vision with one more amenable to the powerful than the powerless.
From family to grassroots activists, these are some of the women who shaped MLK’s vision and campaigns.
Jurors can perceive events in a video in different ways – one of which depends on how the evidence is presented in court, a media scholar explains.