Tag Archives: civil rights

Slave Labor at the White House: Clarence Lusane Responds

One of the memorable things to happen so far at the 2016 Democratic National Convention was First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech mentioning slave labor at the White House in her speech. Here was the exact quote: “That is the story … Continue reading

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5 Questions with In Search of the Movement Author Benjamin Hedin

Tonight, City Lights in conjunction with Radio Silence Magazine is proud to present Benjamin Hedin, author of In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now, at City Lights Bookstore this Wednesday. Ben answered our 5 … Continue reading

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In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now Book Trailer

The newest nonfiction book from City Lights is Benjamin Hedin‘s In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil Rights Then and Now. In Search of the Movement trailer from The Blues House on Vimeo: In March of 1965, Martin … Continue reading

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Bayard Rustin’s Life in Letters: A Small, Interracial, Disciplined Group… to Test Jim Crow

This month marks the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and organized by Bayard Rustin. To commemorate this historical event, Rustin biographer and editor of I Must Resist: … Continue reading

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