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.
Conservatives and the GOP have mounted a decadeslong legal fight to turn the clock back on the political gains of the civil rights movement.
He was an important philosopher, mathematician and social reformer of his time. But Richard Price was subsequently written out of history.
Any behavior reasonably calculated to dissuade a person from participating in an election is intimidation.
‘America’s finest news source’ The Onion wants the US Supreme Court to answer some difficult questions: is satire protected speech, and if so, how do we define it?
When we look at certain prices, we jump to conclusions about inflation rates that are not accurate.
Research into 70 new Taliban policies to control women and girls shows the extremist, misogynistic group might be using different tactics, but it still poses grave dangers to Afghan society.
History shows that political contests over the ideological slant of the court are nothing new.
Global climate movements have espoused nonviolence, but some are adopting more radical tactics in light of the increasing threats posed by climate change.
When Rosa Parks was arrested for sitting in the front of a bus in Montgomery, Fred Gray was her lawyer. Now he’s being honored for a lifetime of civil rights advocacy.
The Brown v. Board of Education case, which resulted in the Supreme Court outlawing school segregation, originally started in Clarendon County, South Carolina.
College presidents worked both at the forefront and behind the scenes in fighting for African Americans’ civil rights in the 1960s.