civil rights movement

At canaan's edge: America in the King years, 1965-68

At Canaan's Edge concludes America in the King Years, a three-volume history that will endure as a masterpiece of storytelling on American race, violence, and democracy.

Pillar of fire: America in the King years, 1963-65

From Pulitzer Prize-winning author Taylor Branch, the second part of his epic trilogy on the American Civil Rights Movement.

Parting the waters: Martin Luther King and the civil rights movement 1954-63 - Taylor Branch

First of a 3-volume social history, Parting the Waters is more than a biography of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during the decade preceding his emergence as a national figure.

The Memphis sanitation strike, 1968

Memphis sanitation strike

A short history of the 1968 strike of 1300 African-American sanitation workers in Memphis, Tennessee, during which Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated.

Wichita students sit-in for US civil rights, 1958

Dockum Drug Store sit-in

A short history of the first successful sit-in protest of the civil rights movement in the Dockum Drug Store in Kansas.

Lessons in leftism: Pete Seeger and the black power movement

Roger Johnson and Pete Seeger singing "We shall overcome"

The rise of “black power” led Pete Seeger to realize he had become a towering figure in a movement he didn't fully understand. The way he dealt with criticisms of him and his friends holds lessons for today.

Black representation after Ferguson – John Clegg

John Clegg, of the 'Endnotes' collective, examines the state of black politics in the US. Published in 'The Brooklyn Rail', May 3rd, 2016

Alternative Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1948)

The Vol. 1, No. 2 (May 1948) issue of Alternative, an anarchist publication produced out of New York City from 1948-1951 and focusing on pacifist viewpoints.

The Prince Edward County school strike, 1951

Some of the school strikers, photographed in 1953

A short history of a school children's strike against against racist and substandard education at Robert Russa Moton High School in Prince Edward County.

Views and Comments No. 49 (Spring 1965)

The No. 49 (Spring 1965) issue of Views and Comments, an anarcho-syndicalist leaning publication produced out of New York by the Libertarian League from 1955 until 1966.