I suspect a Democratic or Republican leader may tell us that “Uncle Sam Needs Your Help Again” before I leave this planet. And, chances are, many Americans will support that war.
Civil Rights Era articles on Democracy Chronicles
The Civil Rights Era encompasses the time of the mass American social movement following World War II, whose goal was to end racial segregation and discrimination against black Americans and enforce their constitutional voting rights. Also see our section on American democracy or see more general articles on Civil Rights, African-Americans, or Minority Voting.
In an excerpt from her unfinished, unpublished memoir, Ruth Carter-Lynch discusses the time of Martin Luther King Jr. and fellow Civil Rights leaders.
Joyce Ladner was at the forefront of the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi in the 1950s and 60s as a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). She was mentored by Medgar Evers, expelled from Jackson State University for participating in a sit-in, and failed Mississippi’s voter literacy test three times. She discusses those […]
The Oscar-nominated film Green Book depict post-World War II America as a land of wide prosperity while mapping safe route through era of discrimination.
Ssentamu with stage name Bobi Wine’s activism emerged from his music, which carried strong political messages long before he sought public office.
Martin Luther King Jr. who embodied the civil rights movement, was assassinated more than 50 years ago on April 4, 1968. Some key facts about him here.
A community organizer shown in an iconic photograph while challenging racial segregation in Mississippi in 1960s has died at his home in Pocatello, Idaho.
I have been very fortunate to make part of my life’s journey with people who like mom. Thus as I turn 75 this week I find it not only proper but just, to honor the memory of people close to me who have in many ways made my life richer.
Religion is the foundation of our legal, political and electoral system still. Would you choose to download software built with 2,000 year-old logic onto your computer or fly on a plane built according to first century aeronautics?
To recap the Chicago 1968 DNC, Amy Goodman and Juan González of Democracy Now! were joined by Bobby Seale, chairman of the Black Panther Party, who told his story.