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The 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “All Labor Has Dignity”

By Martin Luther King, Jr.: As I came in tonight, I turned around and said to Ralph Abernathy, “They really have a great movement here in Memphis.” You are demonstrating something here that needs to b

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History activism American Society Now More Than Ever Race and Ethnicity in America Martin Luther King, Jr. The Radical King The King Legacy All Labor Has Dignity

This Is An Awakening: The Power of Youth Activism

By Lyn Mikel Brown | On the one-month anniversary of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shootings in Parkland, Florida, students all across the country walked out of class. They stood in silence

4 days ago

American Society Now More Than Ever Lyn Mikel Brown Powered By Girl

Beacon Authors Support the #Enough! National School Walkout

In honor of the seventeen people who died in the devastating mass shooting in Parkland, Florida, thousands of students and teachers are taking part today in the #Enough! National School Walkout. The w

6 days ago

activism American Society Bill Ayers Emily Gasoi Raynard Sanders

A Book for Our Times: Mary Frances Berry’s “History Teaches Us to Resist”

By Gayatri Patnaik: I had the very good fortune to meet Dr. Mary Frances Berry (MFB) when I was twenty-one years old and working at the University of Pennsylvania. Having recently graduated from colle

1 week ago

History American Society Politics and Current Events Now More Than Ever Mary Frances Berry History Teaches Us to Resist

#PressForProgress: A Women’s History Month Reading List

Women’s History Month not only celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political accomplishments of women. It reminds us that history is in the making, at this very moment, as the fight for int

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History activism American Society Race and Ethnicity in America Biography and Memoir Feminism, Gender, and Sexuality Caged Eyes Lynn Hall Angela Saini Eileen Pollack Inferior The Only Woman in the Room Queer Perspectives Rafia Zakaria Laura A. Jacobs Laura Erickson-Schroth You're in the Wrong Bathroom Invisible Michele Lent Hirsch Jennifer Browdy Women Writing Resistance Her Body, Our Laws Michelle Oberman Annelise Orleck Household Workers Unite Premilla Nadasen We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now Imani Perry In Defense of Women Looking for Lorraine Lyn Mikel Brown Melinda Chateauvert Nancy Gertner Powered By Girl Rebecca Todd Peters Scott W Stern Sex Workers Unite The Trials of Nina McCall The Upstairs Wife Trust Women