Civil Rights Movement

Features

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.
Eric Ginsburg
6.25.18
Art

Danny Lyon's Civil Rights Photographs Capture A Protesting People

The iconic photographer documented a movement and democracy in action.
Antwaun Sargent
2.5.17
Film

'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.
Brandon Harris
2.4.17
Essays

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.
Lawrence Burney
1.17.17
Malcolm X

3 Black Women Photographers Capture the Legacy of the Civil Rights Movement

From Malcolm X to Madame Mama Bush, these photos offer varying visions of how the Civil Rights Movement affected black life.
Antwaun Sargent
8.23.16
News

George Zimmerman's Gun and the Merchandising of Black Death

Zimmerman's attempt to commodify and capitalize on the death of Trayvon Martin is a phenomenon that has been happening in American since well before the founding of this country.
Wilbert L. Cooper
5.14.16
Art

8 Art Events to Observe This MLK Day

If you want to let the art of the Movement lead you...
The Creators Project
1.16.16
Books

Revisiting Michele Wallace's Essential Black Feminist Text 'Black Macho'

We talked to the influential critic about Black Macho, how the black patriarchy has been ignoring black women since the civil rights movement, and why young black feminists give her hope.
Gabby Bess
7.23.15
News

The Former Civil Rights Activist Who Created the Right to Bear Arms

Don Kates is a big reason gun rights proponents are so confident they are right.
Ray Downs
4.12.13
From Sea to Shining Sea

Nothing But a Gee Thing

Gee’s Bend is a rare kind of paradise for a rare kind of people: African American rednecks.
Conor Creighton, Photos: Kendall Waldman
3.19.12
The Fashion Issue 2012

Looks Like a Lefty

Every generation of rabble-rousers believes it has invented its own style.
Lynn Yaeger, Illustrations by Johnny Ryan
2.21.12