Chris Hedges: Cancel Culture, Where Liberalism Goes To Die

By Chris Hedges, -

The Rev. Will Campbell was forced out of his position as director of religious life at the University of Mississippi in 1956 because of his calls for integration.  He escorted Black children [...]

Exposing The Whitewashed ‘Fable’ Of The Civil Rights Movement

By Randall Kennedy, -

“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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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, -

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 – [...]