Categories & Tags: Race and Civil Rights

More than a flag: South Carolina dockers push racial justice forward   |   August 31, 2015
By Jane Slaughter, Labor Notes After nine African American churchgoers were shot to death in Charleston, South Carolina, June 17, longshoreman Leonard Riley Jr. was buoyed by the...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: The inequity of New Orleans' Katrina recovery at 10   |   August 28, 2015
Number of people Hurricane Katrina initially displaced from New Orleans, where federal levee failures caused mass flooding: at least 400,000 Percent of white New Orleanians...

 

VOICES: Julian Bond, an American revolutionary   |   August 21, 2015
By Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II   One of Julian Bond’s heroes, Frederick Douglass, died at 77 in his Washington, D.C. home, cared for by a loving wife and...

 

VOICES: Julian Bond's vision for a better South   |   August 21, 2015
It feels today as though a piece of history has slipped past us. One of the great icons of the Civil Rights Movement, Julian Bond, died on Aug. 15 at the age of 75. Among the many...

 

Same as it ever was: Why desegregation still matters in the South   |   August 20, 2015
By Alyson Zandt, MDC It's no secret: the quality of a child's education is one of the most important factors in her future success. It's also no secret that...

 

Julian Bond: The meaning of the movement   |   August 20, 2015
Civil rights veteran Julian Bond, who died on Aug. 15, 2015, was one of the founders of the Institute for Southern Studies, and the Institute maintained a close relationship with...

 

Interview with Julian Bond: 'We need to organize!'   |   August 17, 2015
This past weekend legendary civil rights organizer Julian Bond died in Fort Walton Beach, Florida at the age of 75. A native of Tennessee, Bond began his work as an activist with...

 

Dr. King's 'I Have A Dream' speech was born in North Carolina   |   August 12, 2015
Nine months before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s famous "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., he gave nearly the same address at...

 

VOICES: The future of North Carolina's past   |   August 7, 2015
(Editor's note: After the June massacre of nine African Americans in a Charleston, S.C. church by a racist who embraced the flag of the Confederacy and other white-supremacist...

 

Journey for Justice: Marching 860 miles for civil rights   |   August 7, 2015
Fifty years after President Lyndon Johnson signed the historic Voting Rights Act, the NAACP has launched an 860-mile march to demand that the promise of the law be fulfilled....

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: A Texas-sized reminder of why the Voting Rights Act still matters   |   August 5, 2015
Date on which a federal appeals court panel unanimously struck down Texas' photo ID requirement for voters, ruling that it has a "discriminatory effect" and thus...

 

Georgia is segregating troublesome kids in schools used during Jim Crow   |   August 5, 2015
By Marian Wang, ProPublica Georgia has been illegally and unnecessarily segregating thousands of students with behavioral issues and disabilities, isolating them in run-down...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Voter suppression on trial   |   July 24, 2015
Date that the North Carolina House passed an initial 16-page version of H.B. 589, a bill requiring voters to show photo ID at the polls: 4/24/2013 Date that the U.S. Supreme...

 

VOICES: Confederate/American — two flags, two outcomes   |   July 22, 2015
By Elaine Parker Adams July 4, 1965 was just another day for me. I had spent the weekend in New Orleans, my hometown, and was headed back to Baton Rouge to prepare for the next...

 

Stamp would honor George Henry White, NC congressman deposed by racist voting laws   |   July 17, 2015
The same day a federal trial began over North Carolina's restrictive and racially discriminatory new voting law, one of the state's congressmen introduced a bill to honor...

 

The South's democracy crisis   |   July 17, 2015
In the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court's 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision weakening the Voting Rights Act, states including North Carolina and Texas passed onerous laws...

 

INSTITUTE INDEX: Will Congress restore the Voting Rights Act?   |   July 16, 2015
Date on which the U.S. Supreme Court in its Shelby County v. Holder ruling disabled Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which required states with a history of voter...

 

After EPA ignored environmental racism for decades, communities fight back   |   July 16, 2015
By Sarah Lazare, Common Dreams The Environmental Protection Agency has been ignoring complaints about environmental racism across the United States for up to 20 years,...

 

Civil rights martyr's family sends letter of encouragement to NC voting rights marchers   |   July 14, 2015
Following the opening day of the federal trial over North Carolina's restrictive voting law, as many as 6,000 voting rights supporters marched through the streets of Winston-...

 

Building healthy communities in South Carolina   |   July 13, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a "Southern Voices...

 

'This is our Selma': Prayers, marches, teach-ins planned as NC voting restrictions go on trial   |   July 12, 2015
Arguments begin this week in federal court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in N.C. NAACP v. McCrory, a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the most restrictive voting...

 

As black churches burn, federal officials seek to calm worried congregations   |   July 3, 2015
Since an avowed white supremacist massacred nine members of the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina during Bible study two weeks ago, fires...

 

Healing our wounds: Restorative justice is needed for Albert Woodfox, the Black Panther Party and the nation   |   June 29, 2015
By Angola 3 News On Monday, June 8, 2015, U.S. District Court Judge James Brady ruled that the Angola 3's Albert Woodfox be both immediately released and barred from a...

 

TIMELINE: The rise and fall of the Confederate flag   |   June 26, 2015
Symbols are powerful. The symbolism of the Confederate battle flag flying at full mast on the South Carolina Capitol grounds in the wake of the massacre at the Emanuel African...

 

Overcoming fear: Lessons from the South   |   June 25, 2015
The Mary Reynolds Babcock Foundation funds organizations in the South working to move people and places out of poverty. The foundation recently launched a "Southern Voices...