The modern version of an African-American spiritual has helped draw together people fighting for a better life
During demonstrations in Birmingham, Martin Luther King Jr. took perhaps the most fateful decision made during the civil rights era
What would Martin Luther King Jr.—had he been alive today—thought of our latest president’s oratory?
Suppose they could go on "Meet The Press"...
The Montgomery Bus Boycott and its legacy
The English journalist has spent more than a decade preparing a book on this country’s role in the most eventful hundred years since the race began. He liked what he found enough to become an American himself.
Deep South states are taking the lead in promoting landmarks of a three-hundred-year heritage of oppression and triumph—and they’re drawing visitors from around the world
A century after passage of the Fifteenth Amendment, many Southern blacks still were denied the vote. In 1965 Martin Luther King, Jr, set out to change that—by marching through the heart of Alabama.
Here is the federal government’s own picture history of our times—and it tells us more than you might think
When one weary woman refused to be harassed out of her seat in the bus, the whole shaky edifice of Jim Crow began to totter