Articles tagged civil rights

An Englishman in the American South

Five Southern states in 11 days: scattered views from the old world.

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‘Mavis!’ Puts Mavis Staples, and Her Influence on Music, Centre Stage

Even if Mavis! covers a lot of ground quickly, it offers an entertaining tribute to one hell of a performer.

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‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution’: Made for Television

Today, as US political campaigns take on communities of color -- whether trying to win or suppress their votes -- we might remember a time when Black Lives were not on TV.

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The Staple Singers: Faith & Grace: A Family Journey 1953-1976

History comes vibrantly alive on this comprehensive four-CD set of the influential family group who merged gospel, soul, and blues into a uniquely influential, perpetually uplifting sound.

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The Real Walking Dead: Joshua M. Price’s ‘Prison and Social Death’

This book is about society. Shifting the focus from the individual (crime) to the social (punishment) is not so much a political choice as it is an ethical imperative.

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‘The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution’ Is Insightful, Timely

The social crisis that helped to create the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense in the 1960s is still very much with us.

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Glenn Greenwald’s Latest Has Us Wondering Who Watches the Watchers?

'No Place to Hide' is a portrait of courage, determination, and the lengths people go to stand by their principles.

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Ethel Payne’s Abundance of Nerve

Pioneering journalist Ethel Payne witnessed – and made – history

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Nobody Won the ‘War for the Soul of America’

Andrew Hartman’s engaging exploration of the culture wars confirms that the conflicts will never be resolved because both sides are too extreme for America's moderate middle-ground.

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1965: 12 Months That Shook the World

1965 places that year's astonishing surge of innovative pop music in a larger context of social, cultural, and political change.

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Eye on the Struggle: Ethel Payne, the First Lady of the Black Press

Ethel Payne's gripping accounts of black life in post-World War II America provided critical information that was largely missing from mainstream journalism.

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The Caging of an American Revolutionary

American Revolutionary wants to offer the appearance of revolution while anesthetizing any deeper understanding of the forces involved.

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One Must Remember the Past in Order to Rectify the Future

Jeffrey Stepakoff's The Melody of Secrets is a complex story of unrequited love, racial tensions, the space age, and the after-effects of World War II.

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Tomorrow Never Knows: Race and Anxiety in ‘Mad Men’

Like a smartly crafted advertisement, there is more to Mad Men than meets the eye. Amidst the forbidden affairs, heated pitches, and endlessly flowing libations, race relations have risen to prominence during the show's fifth season.

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26 Apr 2011 // 9:30 AM

The Civil War, the Freedom Rides, and national memory

The 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides is upon us, and it should be quite a contrast to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War

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American Experience: Roads to Memphis

Roads to Memphis remains focused firmly on the past, on laying out just how James Earl Ray came to the same place as Martin Luther King on 4 April 1968.

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Arg! And here I was just sifting through the current news, looking for health care coverage, but got assaulted with this crap in the headlines.

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What It’d Be Like to Tweet, FB-Update or Podcast Live from the 1963 March on Washington

Digitizing revolutions: The Negro still is not free [‘My lord’ a sister can be heard saying, and you can almost see her gleaming from sweat, fanning herself and shaking her head side to side with her eyes firmly fixed on Dr. King].

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17 Aug 2009 // 2:30 AM

Verse-Chorus-Verse: Nina Simone

Pop Heroism, One Song at a Time

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OAKLAND, Calif. — It was the summer of 1968. Oakland was the epicenter of the Black Panther Party movement, and its members were fighting for the release

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