Beacon authors respond to a week of intense protest in Ferguson, Missouri, following the shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager killed by a police officer.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, we've put together a list of essential books that we hope will inspire future generations to come together for progressive social change.
The Broadside's official guide to Beacon's annual holiday sale. Save 20% off everything at www.beacon.org with promo code GIFT20, including titles by Richard Blanco, Lauren Slater, Mike O'Connor, Jeanne Theoharis, Rodger Streitmatter and Bill Ayers.
Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, examines the true legacy—of activism, struggle, and radical transformative change—left by Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela.
More than a half century later, the Montgomery Bus Boycott still resonates as a powerful example of nonviolent resistance.
Congress and the President honored Rosa Parks with a statue in the Capitol Rotunda, but our leaders missed the truly radical spirit of the lifelong activist.
This post originally appeared at Huffington Post. Today would have been the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks. To honor the day, we share these Ten Things You Didn't Know About Rosa Parks, compiled by Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious...
She was more than just a tired woman on a bus. A new book looks at her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.