Lisa Sharon Harper 10-14-2008
Recently, I watched an ongoing New York Times online report by Jennifer Steinhauer and Ben Werschkul called http://video.on.nytimes.com/?fr_story=5aac1546381f300674da8a59dea0933c
Troy Jackson 9-04-2008

It was a warm spring afternoon when Martin Luther King addressed tens of thousands gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial, the largest gathering to date in the growing struggle for civil rights.

King rallied the crowd with his stirring refrain: "Give us the ballot!" He called for the government, white liberals, white Southerners, and finally the African-American [...]

Jim Wallis 8-29-2008

Yesterday morning, I started what would become an historic day with my favorite historian. As a young man, Vincent Harding was part of the inner circle of the southern freedom movement with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and later became one of the civil rights movement's best chroniclers and interpreters. Vincent has also been a mentor and trusted friend to me and to Sojourners for many years.

Vincent Harding was there at the Democratic Convention in 1964 when the party refused to seat [...]

Jim Wallis 8-28-2008

Somebody came up to me in Denver and said, "At the Democratic Convention of 2008, faith is cool!" That is indeed a big change from recent years. As I have been saying at the many "faith forums" in Denver, faith must have a different and better role than it has had in politics these last few decades.

And I have been encouraged by the more "prophetic" role that faith has played here, deeper than the partisan use of faith in recent memory. At one of those faith panels, Rev. Otis Moss [...]

Brian McLaren 8-28-2008

I'm voting in this election, not with naivete but with sincere enthusiasm. Not with any messianic hopes, but with a deep sense of moral responsibility as a shareholder or steward of the richest, most dominant, and most well-armed nation in the world. I had another long talk with a friend a couple weeks back who, on religious grounds, is passionately against voting. He had read my earlier posts on the [...]

Leroy Barber 8-28-2008

I have been watching the Democratic National Convention this week, and I think when Barack Obama gives his acceptance speech tonight it is going to be an important historic moment. This is not to tell you who to vote for. That's up to you. But I can't help but anticipate watching a person of color stand in the place he will tonight. I don't advocate voting for him (or not) because he is a black man, but it sure is encouraging to see history unfold. The amount of anguish that comes with [...]

Jim Wallis 4-01-2008
After 40 years, we might finally be ready to come out of the wilderness.
Alexis Vaughan 1-01-2008
How God's Word empowers us to fight racism.

Members and associates of Holy Family Catholic Church in Natchez, the first African-American parish in Mississippi, played an integral role in the civil rights movement.

John Fleming 4-01-2005

A 40-year-old civil rights murder mystery, and the former state trooper who holds the answer.

John Fleming 4-01-2005

Uncut interview with the man at the center of the Jimmy Lee Jackson murder case.

Charles Marsh 1-01-2005
An excerpt of the book: The Beloved Community
How kitchen-table lessons in welcome and respect helped sustain the black freedom movement.
Rose Marie Berger 11-01-2002

'The work isn't over until we close our eyes and die.'

Dale W. Brown 9-01-2002

For Louisiana writer Ernest Gaines, home is the place where you're torn between the difficulty of leaving and the terror of staying.

Chris Byrd 11-01-2001

Birminghamians live with their history more than most Americans, and Birmingham's story is linked to the nation's history more than most cities.

Tony P. Hall 9-01-2000
Why we should apologize for slavery.
The liberation movement for the disabled is just beginning.
Sherrod Brown 1-01-1999
John Lewis and the civil rights movement.