Exposing The Whitewashed ‘Fable’ Of The Civil Rights Movement

By Randall Kennedy, Truthdig.com -

“A More Beautiful and Terrible History” is a critique of what its author derides as the ascendant fable of the civil rights movement—the black protests that challenged the racial status quo [...]

Why Campaigns, Not Protests, Get The Goods

By George Lakey, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence. In order to build the kind of power that creates change you need a direct action campaign that harnesses a series of actions into an escalating sequence. [...]

What Happened To The Civil Rights Movement After 1965?

By Adam Sanchez, www.zinnedproject.org -

By Adam Sanchez for Zinn Education Project - Fifty years ago this week, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee chairperson Stokely Carmichael made the famous call for “Black Power.” [...]

Three Times When World Broke Open — Two When It Might Again

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler, www.tomdispatch.com -

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler for Tom Dispatch - A recent article in the Atlantic summed up this perspective with the tagline, "At this polarized moment, it's incremental change or nothing." [...]

Why We Should Teach About FBI’s War On Civil Rights Movement

By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca, www.zinnedproject.org -

By Ursula Wolfe-Rocca for Zinn Education Project - This month marks the 45th anniversary of a dramatic moment in U.S. history. On March 8, 1971—while Muhammad Ali was fighting Joe Frazier at [...]

The Roots Of The Chicago Freedom Movement

By Staff, www.chicagoreporter.com -

By Staff of The Chicago Reporter - In September 1965 a dozen or so members of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s southern field staff moved into the West Side Christian Parish’s Project House in the [...]

Movements: Overcoming Tension Between Rationality & Emotion

By George Lakey, wagingnonviolence.org -

By George Lakey for Waging Nonviolence - When it comes to action, we are pulled by two tendencies that seem compatible but in practice are often in tension. We want our movements to be rational – [...]