John Lewis, right, marched with Dr. Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to fight for equality.
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Though he had a speech impediment and came from humble beginnings, John Lewis went on to become a giant of the civil rights movement.
Will protests on campus look different after COVID-19?
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A 2018 study found that Black activist students were less likely to get a response to their college inquiries. A sociologist discusses whether the protests of 2020 will do anything to change that.
Student activists are calling attention to a wide range of issues on campus.
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As a student protest continues at Syracuse University, a scholar argues that student activism is a valuable part of the college experience.
Climate activist Greta Thunberg, centre left, joins a coalition of youth climate leaders and environmental groups during a climate strike outside the United Nations, Aug. 30, 2019, in New York.
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A research team of youth climate activists and academics is examining how environmentalists learn about solidarity and justice.
Students stage a walkout to raise awareness about systemic discrimination in the Canadian justice system during a protest at the University of Victoria in Victoria, B.C., on March 14, 2018.
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As students and faculty start a new academic year, it’s a good time to highlight the barriers to Indigenizing the campus and the importance of Indigenous voices on campus.
House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler shakes hands with Aalayah Eastmond, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, during a hearing on guns violence at Capitol Hill on Feb. 6, 2019.
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Gun control bills passed recently by the House of Representatives may never become law, but they are still a sign of important change.
Yolanda Renee King, the grandchild of Martin Luther King Jr., alongside Jaclyn Corin, a Parkland survivor and activist.
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These youngsters have ample fervor, and they are dramatically photogenic. Dismissing them as being fake or lightweight can spell trouble for members of the establishment.
Black power militant H. Rap Brown and Stokely Carmichael (right) appeared at a sit-in protest at Columbia University in New York City on April 26, 1968.
The 1968 protests at Columbia University led the institution to abandon a gym project that residents considered racist and cut off its defense work – and generated worldwide attention in the process.
A Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student speaks during a rally with Thurgood Marshall Academy students in advance of Saturday’s March for Our Lives event in Washington
Student activists marching Saturday want Congress to enact comprehensive gun control. Here is a selection of stories from our archive that will help you understand the issues raised by the students.
Students rally in front of the White House in Washington, March 14, 2018.
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Young activists are using journalism to advance their cause. Though their work echoes student activists and journalists of the 1960s, they use new tools not available to the activists of that era.
South Africa needs reflective leadership at its universities.
Former vice-chancellor Jonathan Jansen argues that there is no future for South African universities.
Students protested at UC Berkeley on both sides: in opposition to Ann Coulter and in support of free speech.
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What legal rules must colleges and universities follow when it comes to speech on campus? And, beyond legal requirements, what is a school’s obligation to protect – or limit – free speech?
High school and college students protested Trump’s inauguration at Seattle Central College in January.
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When it comes to politics these days, it feels like everything is ‘my way or the highway.’ What can colleges do to end this moral fundamentalism and get students listening to each other?
The so-called ‘lamest’ generation has some very real grievances.
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Why do critiques focus on the flaws of the protesters, rather than the flawed institutions that sparked the protests in the first place?
Students across campuses are protesting against racial injustice.
A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.
A young man wearing an African National Congress shirt joins in student protests in South Africa. Party politics and student politics shouldn’t mix.
It’s time to change how student representatives are elected at South Africa’s universities. The existing process gives far too much space and power to political parties.
Student protests outside Parliament in Melbourne.
Yesterday saw a national day of action by university students protesting against federal budget proposals to increase student fees and interest on student debt. The protests reportedly led to Prime Minister…