Civil rights movement

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The big picture: hope in 60s Harlem
On a trip away from his native Italy, young photographer Mario Carnicelli found a carefree side to life in Harlem after the riots

Tim Adams

05, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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‘We may have lost the south’: what LBJ really said about Democrats in 1964
Bill Moyers was there when Lyndon Johnson made his memorable assessment of the Civil Rights Act’s effects

Charles Kaiser

23, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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LBJ OK? Historian Mark Lawrence on a president resurgent
Fifty years after Lyndon Johnson died, the director of the 36th president’s library discusses his politics and progressive ideals

Martin Pengelly

22, Jan, 2023 @10:00 AM

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‘It’s a strange moment we live in’: MLK sculptor on backlash to monument
The Embrace, a 19-ton bronze depicting Martin Luther King, Coretta Scott King and a love that helped change the world, has inspired praise, jokes and bile

Wilfred Chan

19, Jan, 2023 @3:25 PM

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From church to classroom: the Rev William Barber takes his ‘moral mission’ to Yale
The leader of the Poor People’s Campaign will train the next generation of ‘moral fusion leaders’ at the Yale divinity school

Ed Pilkington

16, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Biden honors Martin Luther King Jr with sermon: ‘His legacy shows us the way’
President gave sermon at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta and spoke about the need to protect democracy

Sam Levine and agencies

15, Jan, 2023 @6:15 PM

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‘Hollywood wasn’t interested’: Barbara Broccoli on Till and confronting US racism
Exclusive: Bond producer says new film will make ‘big difference’ in throwing long-overdue light on 1955 lynching

Dalya Alberge

03, Jan, 2023 @3:21 PM

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Sidney Poitier remembered by Sydney Tamiia Poitier
The screen star’s daughter tells how her appreciation of his cultural and political significance grew – and what he taught her about acting

Sydney Tamiia Poitier

11, Dec, 2022 @6:00 PM

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From the wheelchair-using Black Panther to the ‘cripple suffragette’ – 10 heroes of the disabled rights movement
Brad Lomax in the US, Rosa May Billinghurst in the UK, Javed Abid in India … these are the men and women I wish I had known about as a disabled child

Lucy Webster

09, Dec, 2022 @1:52 PM

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‘You want it to outlive you’: an often-overlooked piece of civil rights history
A new documentary looks back at Lowndes county, where often-forgotten figures fought against white supremacy

Radheyan Simonpillai

05, Dec, 2022 @10:49 PM

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ACLU asks supreme court to overturn Arkansas’ anti-boycott law against Israel
The civil rights group says the law is in conflict with a 40-year-old supreme court ruling that boycotts are protected speech

Chris McGreal

20, Oct, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Rosa Parks: new documentary sheds light on a misunderstood figure
In The Rebellious Life of Mrs Rosa Parks, an often simplified icon of civil rights is given an expansive and deserving tribute

David Smith in Washington

20, Oct, 2022 @6:21 AM

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