February 4, 2013 marked Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. Historian Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, looks at Rosa Parks’ life in this video.
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Professor Dayo F. Gore discusses her work, Radicalism at the Crossroads, which offers a sustained and in-depth analysis of the political thought and activism of black women radicals during the Cold War period and adds a new dimension to our … Continue reading
Economic equality advocates Rachel LaForest and Madeline Janis share how social action can change both policy and lives.
Hear from young black activists about the issues that brought them to the capital on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Bill Moyers discusses symbolism of the cross and lynching tree with theologian, James Cone.
When the Arizona Department of Education banned 90 books from its public schools for being “subversive,” ban opponents struck back and set up underground libraries across the Southwest. Listen here.
Bill Moyers talks to Cornel West, Serene Jones, and Gary Dorrien about the crossroads of ethics, capitalism, and democracy.
What would life be like if we lived the way Americans did around the time the Constitution was drafted? Watch Mark Fiore’s cartoon here.
This video covers the fast food worker strike of Summer 2013, which organizers said was the largest in the industry’s history http://vimeo.com/71442085.
Bill Moyers speaks with Saru Jayaraman, co-founder of the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, about the group’s fight for better wages and working conditions for America’s 10 million restaurant workers.
This PBS documentary chronicles Malcolm X’s remarkable journey from his birth on May 19, 1925 in Omaha, Nebraska, to his assassination at the Audubon Ballroom in New York City on February 21, 1965. http://youtu.be/r7JzlewmxPo
Latino workers are 14% more likely to be fatally injured than all other workers in the country. The number is twice as high for Latino immigrants. Learn more about this issue and the personal story of construction worker, Luis Rodriguez, … Continue reading
Bruce Wallace visits a Brooklyn co-op to find out how the almost entirely immigrant Latina members are taking ownership of their jobs. Listen here.
Professors Robin D.G. Kelley lectures on “The Long Rise and Short Decline of American Democracy” at the Cape Cod Lounge, University of Massachusetts Amherst, March 2013.
The late mayor of Jackson, MS, Chokwe Lumumba, presents aspects of his “Jackson Rising” vision of participatory governance and economic democracy at the 2013 Neighborhood Funders Groups Conference.