The South isn’t as backwards as one assumes. There are millennials with a passion for social justice, black women who are working corporate jobs, and white blue collars in rural Alabama working in factories.
African-American Voting Rights articles on Democracy Chronicles
This is our collection of African-American voting rights related articles. Few ongoing crisis in American elections have more importance to the integrity of the democracy than the imperative of ensuring voting rights for African-Americans. Also see Democracy Chronicles articles on the Civil Rights Era, Minority Voting, and our unfortunate category: Racism.
First African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman
There is meaningful variation in public opinion regarding how certain groups of Americans view the American Dream. Among the root causes of this variation is race: black Americans specifically seem to embrace the American Dream, and have consistently done so for the past few decades.
Fifty-five years ago, African-American children walked out of their schools and began a peaceful march in Alabama
I finally understand how, when the Spanish Civil War ignited, a group of young Americans— inexperienced militaristically but politically aware— chose to fight the ideologically-destructive fascism. Their fight was one for democracy worldwide.
State of Florida has become a battleground in a national debate over felony disenfranchisement laws
Slaves had no civil rights, couldn’t vote, and would not in fact be represented by those elected on this basis
The juxtaposition of Kay Ivey promoting the validity of Confederate statues with the first monument dedicated to the era Alabama wants to forget, that of lynching mobs and racial terror is odd and uniquely Alabamian.
Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of “immorality” in connection with one of his relationships
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that all state parolees, more than 35,000 people, will regain the right to vote