Civil Rights and Liberties

Profile: A South Carolina Judge Writes a Book About a Predecessor, an Unsung Giant of Civil Rights Law

When Richard Gergel was assigned to the same courtroom as J. Waties Waring, he vowed to ensure that, as Martin Luther King Jr. said, Waring would “long be remembered.”

Art Review: Radiant and Radical: 20 Years of Defining the Soul of Black Art

“Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” at the Brooklyn Museum shows how black artists were galvanized during a time of social and political unrest.

Art Review: Radiant and Radical: 20 Years of Defining the Soul of Black Art

“Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” at the Brooklyn Museum shows how black artists were galvanized during a time of social and political unrest.

Nonfiction: How a Racist Sheriff Railroaded a Disabled Teenager and Got Off

“Beneath a Ruthless Sun,” by the Pulitzer winner Gilbert King, is a searing true account of corrupt law enforcement, racial violence and heroism in Jim Crow Florida.