In his new book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Jon Meacham argues that in bad times a liberal impulse has often prevailed over fear and division.
Category Archives: Civil Rights Movement (1954-68)
Bill Cosby’s wife is one of many public figures who have used Till’s horrific killing as a synonym for injustice, sometimes in ways that stir up their own kind of anger.
The publicist likened Mr. Cosby’s case to that of the black boy who was lynched after he was wrongly accused of flirting with a white woman in 1955.
David Margolick’s “The Promise and the Dream” examines the complicated relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.
How did ISIS stay in power for so long? Grace Jones vulnerable? Maybe. Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years after his assassination. And more.
A New-York Historical Society show and a new book look at the juxtaposition of the lives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.
Fifty years after King’s assassination, three television documentaries explore his impact on the nightly news, and King’s more disillusioned final years.
The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis is a monument to a movement, and to its leader. It offers crucial insights for 2018, and for the future.
David Loeb Weiss’s 1968 documentary, “No Vietnamese Ever Called Me Nigger,” conveys the anger of black antiwar protesters.
Mr. Charles, the first black photographer to be hired by The New York Times, took pictures of Malcolm X, Coretta Scott King and Muhammad Ali.