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As the nation mourns the loss of American hero and Civil Rights icon Rep. John Lewis, his friends and colleagues remember him as a towering figure who was prepared to make the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and equality. Special Correspondent…
By PBS NewsHour
Rep. John Lewis, a Civil Rights hero, died of pancreatic cancer Friday night. A supporter of civic engagement, including the ongoing global Black Lives Matter protests, Lewis had been beaten and arrested several times during the Civil Rights Movement. Known…
By Desiree Seals, Michael Warren, Associated Press
The Rev. C.T. Vivian has died at the age of 95. Vivian was an early ally of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. who organized pivotal campaigns in the civil rights movement and then spent decades advocating for justice and…
We know from history that both peaceful and violent demonstrations can change the political landscape. Omar Wasow, an assistant professor in the politics department at Princeton University, studies the history and political effects of protest. He joins Hari Sreenivasan to…
By Elana Schor, Associated Press
While he's not as vocal as some Democratic rivals who tout their faiths as influencing their agendas, Sanders has talked more about his Jewish identity recently and tied it to his vow to fight discrimination in all forms.
By Elizabeth Flock
"Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983” features more than 60 black artists who illuminated that incendiary era with electrifying works.
On April 4, 1968, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. -- in Memphis, Tennessee, to support striking sanitation workers -- was shot to death on a hotel balcony. What followed was a national reckoning and the greatest wave of social…
A new photo exhibit captures a crucial period in the civil rights movement through the work of nine photographers. Special correspondent David C. Barnett of WVIZ/PBS Ideastream reports from the Maltz Museum in Cleveland.
It’s the best of times and worst of times for black Americans, says Henry Louis Gates Jr. He joins Jeffrey Brown to preview the PBS mini-series “Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise,” and discuss both great gains and…
By Jeff Feinstein
The Moton Museum in Farmville, Virginia, recently commemorated the 65th anniversary of the 1951 Moton Student Strike. A few years after the strike, Moton High provided a majority of the plaintiffs in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school…
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