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April 4, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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March 31, 2014 | Blog

Young black children make up almost half of all out-of-school suspensions for preschoolers, leaving them with the unacceptable message that their behavior is more deserving of punishment. Continue reading

Second grade student Kaign Groce, 7, reads a book Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006, during a literacy class at the John Fenwick Elementary School in Salem, N.J. New state data show fourth-graders in poor districts like Salem have been making big strides on standardized test. Officials say the progress is because of overhauled teaching methods in lower grades.(AP Photo/ Jose F. Moreno)
March 24, 2014 | Blog

The DOE’s comprehensive civil rights survey revealed this and several other disturbing stats about racial inequality in our public schools.
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March 6, 2014 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

In Butler, Pa. people pass the signs telling of the requirement for voters to show an acceptable photo ID to vote as they head into the the Penndot Drivers License Center. September 2012. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)
January 21, 2014 | Blog

A Pennsylvania judged ruled that the state’s voter ID law infringes on the right to vote and exposed the problems with the law. Continue reading

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January 3, 2014

From the Birmingham march to the present-day “Moral Mondays” fight in North Carolina, Bob Zellner has fought for civil rights despite threats from his grandfather, who was a member of the Ku Klux Klan. Continue reading

A crowd gathers at a press conference and rally in front of Manhattan federal court  to vocalize their objection to the stop and frisk policy by the police Department Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
December 26, 2013 | Blog

New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s pledge to end “unconstitutional” stop-and-frisk may fall far short of the rhetoric. Continue reading

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December 24, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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December 17, 2013

Bill Moyers speaks with activist Michelle Alexander about the key to unlocking our dehumanizing system of incarceration, and shares a clip from a film about an ex-convict who helps women get back on their feet after prison. Watch the full show. Continue reading

President Barack Obama speaks at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr., spoke, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. The bell at left rang at the 16th St Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala. which was bombed 18 days after the March On Washington killing four young girls. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
August 30, 2013 | Blog

On the anniversary of the March on Washington, the president noted how far we have come. But we still have a ways to go, and Obama should take action when he can, where he can. Continue reading

Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis at the Lincoln Memorial (Credit: Peter Nelson)
August 30, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis revisit the 1963 March on Washington. How did it transform America? Continue reading

MARCH ON WASHINGTON
August 20, 2013 | Group Think

How far have we come since 1963 — and what remains to be done? Seven scholars and thinkers weigh in. MORE

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Updated March 24, 2014 | Blog

Watch the congressman and civil rights leader describe his just-released graphic novel about the fight for equality and freedom in America. Continue reading

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July 26, 2013

We’re compiling essays and photos of the March on Washington that we’ll post here, on BillMoyers.com, to celebrate the March’s 50th anniversary later this summer. Continue reading

Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis at the Lincoln Memorial (Credit: Peter Nelson)
July 26, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Bill Moyers and Rep. John Lewis revisit the 1963 March on Washington. How did it transform America? Continue reading

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