One of Martin Luther King Jr.’s closest associates shared his strong and clear support for Zionism
More than a half century after the civil rights leader’s assassination, the trauma of his death keeps expanding
Fifty years after his landmark book of essays on race, culture, and the ‘social science paradigm,’ the late, great critic and career Air Force officer Albert Murray speaks loudly to today’s divided United States
The philo-Semitism of an influential American pastor who inspired Martin Luther King Jr., and the role of civil rights in the Jewish cause for nationhood
Third in a series on the American left: a tale of buried treasure
Is American anti-Semitism really distinctive from that of other diaspora countries? Just how worried should we be?
Lillian Faderman’s new biography of Harvey Milk re-centers much of his activism on lessons he learned from his Jewishness
Individual acts of violence are horrifying, but coordination of violent action and inaction necessitated the infrastructure that allowed it to happen
As the Civil Rights activist and former Brandeis president nears his centennial, are we any closer to his goals for liberty and justice for all within the law?
A new history, City on a Hilltop, looks at the huge range of political affiliations that have animated people to occupy land in and around Israel
Martin Luther King Jr. wasn’t the only one. So tell your family about the dreams of these other, perhaps lesser-known, leaders.
Civil-rights icon Theo Bikel left the SNCC, but never the cause of justice
In the 1960s, the civil rights activist drew the line with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee when it declared Israel ‘illegal’
What growing up in Virginia taught me about moral courage
Give them some basic rights
A ghostly lesson from the Socialist past for Sanders and the Democratic party
A modest proposal for A. Philip Randolph and the architecture of New York
Israeli Ambassador Ron Dermer’s speech at the Ebenezer Baptist Church