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.
In the first of two posts, we examine JFK's legacy in the struggle for civil rights, beginning with the power struggle for the integration of the Washington Redskins and ending with the 1963 March on Washington for Civil Rights and JFK's historic meeting with the leaders of the Civil Rights movement.
David Chura has advice for a teacher new to working with young offenders: don't take it personally.
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.
Read the stories behind a pivotal moment in American history.
We continue our Black History Month series by looking at Beacon's books covering the Civil Rights Era, in particular the work of Martin Luther King, Jr.
Now out in paperback: Charles Euchner's powerful history of one of our nation's most important moments.
Charles Euchner discusses the recent revelation that an acclaimed photographer of the civil rights movement was an FBI informant.
Charles Euchner looks at the dueling marches in Washington, both being held on the anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech.
In this excerpt from Nobody Turn Me Around: A People's History of the March on Washington, the leaders of the March determine how to acknowledge the death of a leader in the movement for black civil rights.
The King Institute shared with our blog scans of Martin Luther King's program from the 1963 March on Washington.
Mentions for books older, books new, and books eagerly anticipated… In the Boston Globe, US District Court Judge Nancy Gertner discussed the anticipation and controversy surrounding her upcoming memoirs, In Defense of Women, which will be published in April. David...
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