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civil rights movement
Joan Carol Jones
Nova Scotian civil rights activist
Apr 4, 2018
Martin Luther King's 'I have a dream' speech lives on
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of history's great orators, was murdered 50 years ago, on April 4, 1968.
Jan 12, 2018
Coalition honours Martin Luther King Jr., renewing Poor People's Campaign
A coalition has formed to organize poor people in the United States into what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called "a new and unsettling force" to fight poverty.
Dec 14, 2017
Election of Doug Jones in Alabama 'a political earthquake'
Social movements build power and make change. The Democrats would be wise to heed the lessons of Alabama, from resistance to slavery, to the civil-rights era, to the unexpected victory of Doug Jones.
Nov 13, 2017
Workers unite: Can the workplace become a protest site?
In sports and teaching, brave individuals are opening up what it means to stand up (or kneel down) for others
Sep 8, 2017
Race relations, civil rights and the Rat Pack
Sam and Face2Face host David Peck talk about his new film premiering at TIFF, race relations in America, courage and why Sammy Davis Junior was the greatest entertainer of the 20th century.
Feb 9, 2017
Silenced twice by U.S. Senate, Coretta Scott King's words live on
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., was interrupted while reading the words of Coretta Scott King on the U.S. Senate floor this week.
Aug 20, 2015
A rallying cry for Black liberation: The legacy of Julian Bond
Civil rights pioneer Julian Bond died this week at the age of 75. Amy Goodman and Denis Moynihan reflect on his contributions to racial justice and the Black Lives Matter movement.
Mar 13, 2015
Bloody Sunday's living history shapes movements for racial justice
Fifty years after Bloody Sunday, the movements for racial justice, voting rights and against police brutality are coalescing, bringing together past and present to shape a new future.
Feb 23, 2015
'50 Years Since Malcolm X's Assassination: The Legacy Endures; The Struggle Continues!'
Needs No Introduction
A panel discussion in Halifax reflecting on Malcolm X's faith and contribution to the struggle for African-American civil rights.