Civil Rights 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.
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.
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.
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
8 Art Events to Observe This MLK Day
If you want to let the art of the Movement lead you...
The Creators Project
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.
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.
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
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