Source: History Learning Site
The systematic elimination of people viewed as political enemies is nothing new. Learn about Stalin’s ruthless purges during the 1930s.
Source: Carnegie Corporation of New York
Click here to find out more about the Brennan Center for Justice and its efforts to defend systems of democracy in the United States by reporting on ongoing legislative efforts to restrict voting rights.
Source: The Conversation
The author of this opinion piece reminds his readers that throughout our nation’s history, the struggle for equity and equality has always faced resistance. He urges activists to be strong and resilient as they work to ensure voting rights for all Americans.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
Click this link to learn about the nation’s first Black female federal judge and her important contributions to the Civil Rights movement.
Source: Brown University
Click this link to read about the long-standing connection between music and activism in Black American culture, including the vital role of gospel music as a form of protest.
Source: USA TODAY
In the last 60 years, how much progress has been made in the Civil Rights movement? This article explains how events in 1961 are connected to the struggle for equality that continues in America today.
Source: National Park Service
Read this article to learn about the efforts of Black women like Ida B. Wells, who worked hard to secure the right to vote for all Americans, regardless of their race or gender.
Is a popular video game an appropriate venue for teaching young people about the Civil Rights movement? Click here to find out what happened when Martin Luther King, Jr’s “I Have a Dream” speech was featured in Fortnite.
Click this link to learn about Bob Moses, an unsung hero of the Civil Rights Movement who led efforts to get Black Americans registered to vote.
Source: United Nations
Read this article to learn about the legacy of Nelson Mandela, a leader whose voice inspired many to join the worldwide struggle for freedom and human rights.
Source: The New York Times
In this article, ten reporters share their most memorable experiences from the nationwide protests that followed the death of George Floyd in the summer of 2020.
Source: Constitutional Rights Foundation
The American civil rights movement may seem to be a topic of history, but the struggle for equality continues today.
Click this link to read about a law that, if passed, would amend the 1964 Civil Rights Act to include a ban on discrimination against members of the LGBTQ community.
Watch this video to find out about the often overlooked story of civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin.
Source: U.S. News & World Report
In this article, Pastor Ron English reflects on the events of 2020 and considers what the struggle for freedom and equality will look like in the months and years ahead.
This article highlights some of today’s leaders in the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality.
Source: UConn Today
Many Americans believe the majority of the social justice protests of 2020 were violent. The data collected by the political science professor featured in this article suggests otherwise.
Source: Christianity Today
Nearly 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., one writer urges readers to recall the power of his anger instead of thinking of him as a mythically happy character like Santa Claus.
Source: The New York Times
The author of this opinion piece wants to remind those who call for an end to Black Lives Matter protests that the right to protest is crucial to the health of American democracy.
Widespread protests led some to predict a spike in coronavirus cases. Read about why that result didn’t materialize.