In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, we're sharing some intimate glimpses of the March—from civil rights activists and leaders to ordinary citizens who helped shape the greatest civil rights demonstration ever.
13 posts from August 2013
Read the stories behind a pivotal moment in American history.
With a new school year just around the corner, students are stocking up on supplies and teachers are polishing their curriculum plans. To help the latter, Beacon offers guides to help in teaching many of our most popular titles. Find...
Lillian Faderman's extraordinary and complex book about her mother's tumultuous life as a Jewish immigrant in 1930s New York is now available as an audiobook.
Download the new ebook, The Essential Martin Luther King, Jr., a collection of the most well-known and treasured writings and speeches of Dr. King, including "I Have a Dream."
By Tom Hallock | Today is Jessie Bennett’s last day at Beacon Press, and I want to take the opportunity to thank her in the space she created. Jessie came to Beacon six years ago, answering the call for someone to fill “a temporary, grant-funded position” to create a blog for the press. In my new hire letter I wrote, “There is a possibility that the position will be funded for a second year.” Thanks to her work, it was funded for a second and then a third, by which time we had come to feel that both the blog and its editor were essential to the work of the press.
When you have dreams of pro-sports stardom for your kid, it's easy to drain your bank account.
What will Boston look like when the sea levels rise? John Hanson Mitchell looks back for clues to our future.
Jay Michaelson takes issue with how some would define "traditional" in Russia.
Teachers aren't afraid of their students, school shooters, or angry helicopter parents. What scares them most?
Bill Fletcher, Jr. on how working Americans and unions have lost touch with each other, and what might be done to turn that around.
Chris Stedman is the Assistant Humanist Chaplain at Harvard University and author of Faitheist: How an Atheist Found Common Ground with the Religious. He tweets at @ChrisDStedman. This post originally appeared at Religion Dispatches. The debate over Humanist chaplains in...
An NPR profile looks at the life work of Robert Moses, a civil rights hero and educational visionary.