The following is an excerpt from Stride Toward Freedom: The Montgomery Story by Martin Luther King, Jr.. Beacon Press is giving away copies of this book as part of our Black History Month giveaway on Facebook. On December 1, 1955,...
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Deaths in the harsh environment of the Arizona desert are all too common. Margaret Regan talks about a recent death and how our immigration policies put lives at risk.
Margaret Regan talks about the deaths of immigrants crossing the border into Arizona with Arizona Public Media.
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Video of Jonathan Metzl, author of The Protest Psychosis, talking about the history of schizophrenia and how its diagnosis became increasingly tied to race.
The author of The LIfe We Were Given: Operation Babylift, International Adoption, and the Children of War in Vietnam finds troubling historical parallels in the Haitian orphan debate.
A poem celebrating nine black women who changed history.
An excerpt from Geoffrey Canada's memoir, Fist Stick Knife Gun: A Personal History of Violence in America
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Weeks after the Haitian earthquake, we want to see aid going where it needs to go.
Two veteran pollsters pick the worst of last year's polling.
If you get arrested and post bail you're released from custody... but what if you don't have the money?
The passing of historian Howard Zinn has inspired many to share their admiration and stories of the late author and activist.