Barbara Ransby

A Political Obituary of Nelson Mandela

by Barbara Ransby on Dec 6, 2013 12:30PM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby reflects on the anti-apartheid protests that became some of the defining social movements of the 20th century.

Topics: Mandela's Legacy, Politics, History, Global Affairs

The 1963 March on Washington in Photos

by Barbara Ransby on Aug 23, 2013 7:20AM

Historian and author Barbara Ransby takes us beyond "I Have a Dream."

Topics: March on Washington, History

Why We, as Women of Color, Join the Call for Divestment From Israel

by Barbara Ransby on Jul 13, 2011 9:53AM

On the heels of a controversial new Israeli law challenging boycotts, a group of feminist women of color describe their visit to Palestine and explain their call for divestment.

Topics: Global Affairs

Remembering MLK: The Things We've Forgotten Would Guide Us

by Barbara Ransby on Jan 14, 2011 9:51AM

Civil rights historian Barbara Ransby says we are all King's political heirs.

Topics: History, MLK Day

Charges That a Civil Rights Hero Was an FBI Spy Shouldn't Shock Us

by Barbara Ransby on Sep 15, 2010 10:46AM

Government snoops were always close confidants.

Topics: National Security, History

Henry Louis Gates' Dangerously Wrong Slave History

by Barbara Ransby on May 3, 2010 12:00PM

The celebrity academic's New York Times editorial is not only a disservice to history, it comes at exactly the wrong time in our discourse on race.

Topics: History