Topic: Civil Rights/Black Power

  • Changing the world from below

    Grace Lee Boggs' life was a monument to some of the most powerful social movements in the history of the struggle for justice.

  • Rebellion in Watts

    Fifty years ago, the upsurge of protest, rioting and clashes with police in Los Angeles signaled a new phase in the Black freedom struggle.

  • We always had solidarity

    The Black Panther Party's former minister of culture describes how the Black Power struggle inspired others to organize.

  • A new world in the making

    There is a reason why Malcolm X's words and actions continue to resonate with radicals half a century after his death.

  • A worldwide rebellion of the oppressed

    In his last year, Malcolm X became a revolutionary internationalist who was developing ties to the socialist left.

  • Emerging as a revolutionary

    When Malcolm X was forced out of the Nation of Islam, he moved sharply to the left, embracing revolutionary politics.

  • Reaching a dead end

    While Malcolm X regularly criticized the civil rights movement, he could offer no alternative from within the Nation of Islam.

  • Moving toward revolution

    Malcolm X's energetic proselytizing increased the size of the Nation of Islam--but it also turned Malcolm into a political leader.

  • Malcolm X: A revolutionary life

    Fifty years after his murder, SW's multi-part series starts with a looks at the world that shaped one of the 20th century's most important revolutionaries.

  • The 1960s generation turns left

    The example of the Berkeley Free Speech Movement gave students a new sense of courage and confidence in struggle.

  • Putting their "bodies on the gears"

    The Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley 50 years ago was the first great struggle of the campus revolts of the 1960s.

  • When the whole world was watching Mississippi

    Fifty years ago, the civil rights movement embarked on one of its most ambitious campaigns yet: The Mississippi Summer Project.

  • A revolutionary in the auto plant

    General Baker was a troublemaker his whole life, particularly fighting for Black liberation inside Detroit's auto plants.

  • The man that Chrysler learned to fear

    One of the best-known figures from the Black workers' rebellion in late 1960s Detroit has died after a long illness.

  • Challenging Jim Crow schools: Then and now

    The Brown v. Board of Education decision 60 years ago was a landmark victory for civil rights--but schools today have become resegregated.

  • Struggling against Jim Crow North

    Close to 500 people gathered in Chicago to commemorate a barely known chapter in the fight for civil rights in the North.

  • The King cover-up

    There has been a concerted attempt to use Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech to obscure his true role.

  • A critique that isn't about the book

    A recent review criticized Will Jones' book in an unproductive way and gave readers little sense of the book's virtues.

  • A Freedom Budget for all people

    The coauthor of a new book on the Freedom Budget put forward by Martin Luther King talks about its significance.

  • The marchers who made the Dream

    The hundreds of thousands of people who came to D.C. for the 1963 March on Washington made it the historic occasion it was.

  • Recordando ambos Malcolms

    Al igual que su abuelo Malcom X, Malcolm Shabazz murió demasiado joven, y con tanto por hacer.

  • The memory of both Malcolms

    Like his grandfather, Malcolm Shabazz died far too young and with far too much unfinished work in front of him.

  • Taking us to the mountaintop

    Martin Luther King's speech in Memphis before he was killed is a dissertation on history, humanity, love and revolution.

  • Rebellion at Attica

    The Attica prison uprising broke out in an era of mass struggles for Black liberation and racial justice around the world.

  • Uprising of the Black autoworkers

    The Dodge Revolutionary Union Movement was the most significant formation of Black workers to organize in the workplace.