Vox Populi

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John Lewis: Good Trouble, Necessary Trouble

Get in good trouble, necessary trouble, and help redeem the soul of America.

July 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

John Samuel Tieman: The Journey of Jon Daniels

 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. During this time of increasingly virulent racism, it is well that we pause and remember … Continue reading

March 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

Kathleen O’Toole: Among the Martyrs

Jimmy Lee Jackson was 26, on February 18th 1965, when a state trooper slammed him against the cigarette machine in a dark café where he and the other voting rights … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

Hilary Wainwright: The spirit of 1968 is inextinguishable – even 50 years later

This rebellious era shaped radical activists – and aggressive capitalists. What can we learn from 1968, for democratic change today? Indignados protest, 2011. Photo: Fotomovimiento/Flickr. CC-BY-2.0.  . Capitalist adventurer Richard Branson … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

Jon Else: Not Your Grandma’s Civil Rights Strategy

Whose Streets? (Then and Now) On a glorious afternoon in August 1963, after the massive March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom wrapped up on the national mall, President John … Continue reading

March 29, 2017 · Leave a comment

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