Civil Rights Movement

'Soundtrack 63' Commemorates New Orleans' Exceptional Civil Rights History Through Music and Poetry

The event features commentary from Sonia Sanchez and Dr. Cornel West. 

WATCH: Video Explores Historical Links Between the Police and KKK

Fusion reports on the striking similarities between unsolved Civil Rights Movement-era killings and today’s police-involved deaths.

10 Quotes to Celebrate the Life of Revolutionary Activist Grace Lee Boggs

Boggs died today at the age of 100. Get familiar.

#TBT: U.S. Court Ruling Enforces James Meredith's Desegregation of Ole Miss

In one of the Civil Rights Movement’s landmark moments, a U.S. Court of Appeals enforced James Meredith’s right to attend the University of Mississippi on this date in 1962. 

John Lewis Recreated Selma March at Comic-Con in Full Costume

Rep. John Lewis returns to Comic-Con in “official outfit” from Selma march and shows the world what a real superhero looks like.

Ava DuVernay on 'Selma' Criticism: 'I Wasn't Interested in Making a White Savior Movie'

“There was some process to it that was important to show.”

Rinku Sen: On the Civil Rights Act's 50th, Workplaces Remain Segregated

Fifty years after the Jim Crow-busting Civil Rights Act became law, occupational segregation runs rampant in the United States.

Remembering Freedom Summer 1964

On the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, the first in a series of as-told-tos by volunteers and students.

Five Quotes to Celebrate Rosa Parks's Birthday

She was born 101 years ago today.

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

The literary genius was 79.

It's Been 50 Years Since Malcolm X's 'Message to the Grass Roots'

Have you heard it?

Watch Fannie Lou Hamer's Testimony at the 1964 Democratic National Covention

The Civil Rights icon’s birthday was this past weekend.

Sunday Marks the 50th Anniversary of the Birmingham Church Bombing

Remembering the four little girls who died as a result of hate.

The Sounds of Freedom [AUDIO]

An audio collage from the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

An App That Lets You Design Your Own Self-Guided Civil Rights Tour

It could be a reality, but developers need your help.

Voting Rights Icon Lawrence Guyot's Death Animates Fight Over Future

Guyot’s memorials prompted a Wall Street Journal op-ed writer to insist that the civil rights past is irrelevant to the Voting Rights Act’s future.

Happy 100th Birthday to Bayard Rustin, "Resister Extraordinaire"

“The proof that one truly believes is in action,” the civil rights organizer once said.

Octavia Spencer Wins Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress [Video]

Spencer thanked the Hollywood Foreign press for recognizing “domestics in this country, now and then” during her acceptance speech.

Erykah Badu's Radio Series Explores Music Generated by Black Power Movement

Erykah Bady explores the underground music generated by the late 60s Black Power movement.

Why I'm Just Saying No to 'The Help' and Its Historical Whitewash

Despite the hype and the ensemble of fine black actresses, I’m opting out of “The Help.” The trailer alone features too many group hugs to be trusted as an accounting of the civil rights movement.