I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.
W. E. B. Du Bois to Malcolm X: The Untold History of the Movement to Ban the Bomb
By Vincent Intondi
When the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. announced his strong opposition to the war in Vietnam, the media attacked him for straying outside of his civil rights mandate. In so many words, powerful interests told him: “Mind your own business.” In fact, African American leaders have long been concerned with broad issues of peace and justice—and have especially opposed nuclear weapons. Unfortunately, this activism is left out of mainstream corporate-produced history textbooks.
The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know
This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act being signed into law on August 6, 1965. In this new article, “The Voting Rights Act: Ten Things You Should Know,” Emilye Crosby and Judy Richardson, write: “Together with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act ended most legal forms of white supremacy. Although this was important, it did not end all forms of racial discrimination, many of which were—and are—embedded in the structures of our society.”