Brown University professor CD Wright weaves oral histories, news reports and interviews into her poetry. Her latest volume, “One With Others,” looks back at the civil rights era in her native Arkansas. Continue reading
Fifty years ago, the “Jail, No Bail” strategy became a new tactic in the fight for civil rights. Watch an excerpt from a documentary produced by South Carolina ETV documenting the key moment in civil rights history. Continue reading
This week, the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported that celebrated civil rights-era photographer Ernest Withers had been a paid informant for the FBI, reporting on the whereabouts and activities of the movement’s leaders — many of whom considered him a personal … Continue reading
Groundbreaking singer, performer and film star Lena Horne died Sunday night in New York at the age of 92. Horne, the first African American to sign a long-term contract with a major film studio, broke down racial barriers, most memorably with “Stormy Weather.”
Charles Moore, a photographer whose images helped to enlighten the nation to the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and ’60s, died at the age of 79. According to his daughter, he died from natural causes in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., on Thursday, March 11.
The civil rights era produced some of the most memorable songs in American music history. In an excerpt from the PBS program “In Performance at the White House,” President and Mrs. Obama toast Black History Month with a celebration of the era’s music. Continue reading
In observance of Martin Luther King Day, Ray Suarez speaks with historian Peniel Joseph about his new book "Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama." Continue reading