The Voting Rights Act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on Aug. 6, 1965, helped enfranchise millions of African-Americans over the decades. Today, the struggle continues.
The urge to identify symbolically with some larger group runs wide: countries, faiths, "races," Ford nation, Leafs nation. What makes identity so compelling?
The symbol of the Southern states' rebellion and secession, of waging war to protect slavery, may be less visible. But the fight for equality continues.
The film "Selma" follows one of the key moments in the civil-rights movement, the 1965 marches from Selma to Montgomery, best remembered for "Bloody Sunday" on March 7.
William Worthy and Vincent Harding saw immense social upheaval, revolution, struggle and loss. They dedicated their lives to challenging those in power, and to the pursuit of justice and equality.
No athlete in the past century has captured the hearts of progressive activists, writers and commentators around the world more than Muhammad Ali.