In the 1870s, the creation of deparatment stores gave women a socially acceptably way to leave the home, both as shoppers and as part of the workforce.
Source: USA Today
Read about an orgaization dedicated to reforming the criminal justice system, which it argues jails too many people.
In recent years, debate over what is considered free speech on college campus has increased. This Q&A from the American Civil Liberties Union answers what kind of speech is and is not protected by the U.S. Constitution.
Source: National Geographic
In 1963, civil-rights activist Medgar Evers was murdered in his driveway by a white supremacist. Evers’s widow, Myrlie Evers-Williams, has carried on his legacy and spoke recently about the civil rights movement and her hopes for the future.
Source: Girl Scouts
This guide from the Girl Scouts explains how to identify injustices and overcome them.
Learn about the people behind the famous 1963 march in the nation’s capital.
Source: The Independent
In the laste 1970s and early 1980s, the Junta dictatorship in Argentia took thousands of people they feared were dissenters or would grow up to dissent. Read about one woman’s fight to find justice for her son.
Source: The Guardian
To commerate Nelson Mandela’s fight against apartheid in South Africa, a collection of letters written during his imprisonment was recently published. Critic Tim Adams shares what he discovered about the already well-known leader.
Source: The New Yorker
Find out why fiction works well as a way to explore the still-uncertain outcomes of the 2011 Arab Spring movement.
Source: The New York Times
Persepolis, Marjane Satrapi’s autobiographical graphic novel, became a critically-acclaimed film in 2007. Learn about the creative process behind the depiction of one young woman’s struggle for personal and political freedom.
On the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., authors, activists, and historians share their views of his legacy.
Source: Council on Foreign Relations
Get an overview of the injustices faced by the group of people considered by many to be the world’s most persecuted minority.
Source: U.S. News & World Report
The struggle for full equality doesn’t just show up in history books—it’s happening in hospitals every day.
Source: The Atlantic
Find out about the push to turn the power of #metoo into action that improves lives at all levels, across the country.
Source: The Brennan Center for Justice
Explore the maps and links on this page to see how fair access to the ballot box is across the United States.
Source: The Atlantic
September 17 of every year is observed as Constitution Day. However, not many Americans have read the important document that outlines our freedoms. Read this article to find out how to make the Constitution relevant to your life.
Hashtag activism has brought a wide range of pressing issues to the forefront of people’s consciousness. Here are some tips for fighting injustice by starting a social media movement of your own.
Learn about the life and work of a civil rights activist who worked with Cesar Chavez.
Source: The Conversation
A professor tackles some of the most enduring misconceptions Americans hold about the institution of slavery.
Source: Freedom House
Read this report from an independent watchdog organization to find out whether conditions for women in Iran have changed in recent years.