Civil Rights Movement
All the Wildest Things From the FBI’s 40-Year Aretha Franklin Investigation
The agency spent decades tracking the legendary singer’s movements—and repeatedly found nothing incriminating.
Riotsville, U.S.A. Is A Nightmarish Documentary About Cops Playing Pretend
The film uses 1960s footage of tactical training exercises and real-life riot control to connect the dots to policing today.
KKK Church Bombing Survivor Wants an Apology and Compensation From Alabama
"The fifth little girl" didn’t get support, nor medical care, nor counseling, for an act that her lawyers said was motivated by the rhetoric of then-Gov. George Wallace.
The Making of a Boogaloo Boi
Five months ago, Mike Dunn was organizing against gun control. Now, he's donned a Hawaiian shirt and is a rising star in an insurgent, anti-government movement.
Inside the Restaurants That Fed the Civil Rights Movement
Fifty years later, a handful of the places that fed, housed, and bailed out young freedom fighters remain. Historian Frederick Douglass Opie tells us about three of them.
Dramatic Photos of the 1968 Poor People's Campaign in DC
Return to Resurrection City with Jill Freedman's stunning documentation of a six-week protest on the National Mall.
Dick Gregory Fought For A Different World Through Comedy
Remembering comedian and cultural icon Dick Gregory's brilliance and bad jokes.
Protest Signs Remade as Light Boxes Illuminate the Civil Rights Struggle
Artist Sam Durant finds the poetry in protest language and renders it in neon.
How Delano Dunn Uses the Rainbow to Explore Racial Progress
The artist uses the whole spectrum to rethink the results of Reconstruction.
Danny Lyon's Civil Rights Photographs Capture A Protesting People
The iconic photographer documented a movement and democracy in action.
'I Am Not Your Negro' Is a Brilliant Documentary About James Baldwin's Never-Finished Book
We caught up with director Raoul Peck to talk about the author's legacy, politics, and the ever-presence of history.
Remembering the Music of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Unsung Strategist, Bayard Rustin
The openly gay political strategist and singer is in the shadows of a movement he helped mastermind.