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Freedom's Main Line: The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

Freedom's Main Line

The Journey of Reconciliation and the Freedom Rides

In 1961, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) and other civil rights groups began organizing the...

After the Dream: Black and White Southerners since 1965

After the Dream

Black and White Southerners since 1965

Martin Luther King's 1965 address from Montgomery, Alabama, the center of much racial conflict at...

Constructing Affirmative Action: The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity

Constructing Affirmative Action

The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity

Between 1965, when President Lyndon B. Johnson defined affirmative action as a legitimate federal...

Civil Rights in the Gateway to the South: Louisville, Kentucky, 1945-1980

The struggles of the civil rights movement were not limited to the Deep South. Although states like...

Becoming King: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Becoming King

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Making of a National Leader

Without question, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is the face of the civil rights revolution that...

Freedom Rights: New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement

Freedom Rights

New Perspectives on the Civil Rights Movement

In his seminal article "Freedom Then, Freedom Now," renowned civil rights historian Steven F. Lawson...

Thunder of Freedom: Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

Thunder of Freedom

Black Leadership and the Transformation of 1960s Mississippi

The world's eyes were on Mississippi during the summer of 1964, when civil rights activists launched...

Sidelined: How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

Sidelined

How American Sports Challenged the Black Freedom Struggle

In 1968, noted sociologist Harry Edwards established the Olympic Project for Human Rights, calling...

Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings: The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

Fighting Jim Crow in the County of Kings

The Congress of Racial Equality in Brooklyn

The Congress of Racial Equality (CORE) established a reputation as one of the most important civil...

In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma

Bernard LaFayette Jr. (b. 1940) was a cofounder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee...