The native daughter of working-class Waterloo who became the great reframer of American history
What does the Weather Underground’s 45-year-old manifesto have to tell us today?
55 years ago today, 16 American rabbis and one lay leader were arrested in a civil rights protest organized by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Rabbi Ira Sanders of Arkansas, little-known Civil Rights hero
It was a moral imperative, but it also fueled a different urgency among Jews
On a city block named for three activists killed during Freedom Summer
The temptations of tribalism distort the tempers and minds of people who want to do good
‘You do not have the right to invoke my people’s struggle for your shoddy purposes’
Joe Rauh, Arnold Aronson, and Marvin Caplan organized the Capitol Hill lobbying drive that made legislative victory possible
Remembering the South’s first racially integrated banquet
Listen to Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1958 speech at my synagogue, and you’ll understand how his words continue to inspire activism
New book documents the break-in that revealed J. Edgar Hoover’s COINTELPRO surveillance, decades before Snowden
Listening to Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I have a Dream’ speech, 50 years later
A Jewish look at Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
The influential Newark rabbi was a confidante of Martin Luther King, but he’s been all but ignored by history
An exemplar of his generation
The surprising alliance at the heart of John Oliver Killens
Half a century ago, Albie Sachs sat defiantly on a bench designated “for non-whites only.” Today he sits on South Africa’s highest court.