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Ruby Dee in a 1984 Moyers show.
June 12, 2014 | Blog

In this clip from 1984, Ruby Dee, who died today, talks about the ongoing racism that “trampled our self-esteem and numbed hope.” Continue reading

April 15, 2014 | Activism

The legendary activist had ideas we should remember today. Continue reading

August 30, 2013 | Activism

Organizer Illai Kenney talks about the challenges that younger activists face in being heard in the modern civil rights movement, and the burdens and benefits of being young and black in America. 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

August 29, 2013 | Activism

Hear from young black activists about the issues that brought them to the capital on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Continue reading

Allie Santiago of Houston, left, Brenda Reid of Bronx, N.Y., second from left, Caril Howard of North Chesterville, Va., and Jo Ann White Thompson of Goldsboro, N.C., listen to a musical performance during the March on Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. President Barack Obama will speak later Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
August 28, 2013 | Activism

Protecting the right to vote was front and center at this week’s March on Washington 50th anniversary commemoration events. Continue reading

Diya Malika
August 28, 2013 | Blog
A roundup of the stories the Moyers & Company crew are reading today.
August 27, 2013 | Blog

In the first installment of the web series The March @50, filmmaker Shukree Tilghman asks if America has delivered on the marchers’ demands for more access to employment. Continue reading

Rinku Sen
August 24, 2013 | Group Think

The demands of the March on Washington weren’t just about reshuffling the racial order; they repudiated racial hierarchy itself. MORE

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

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

A man walks through a blighted neighborhood, July 11, 2013, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
August 12, 2013 | Blog

The already-significant gap in wealth between white Americans and black and Latino Americans was exacerbated by the Great Recession. Continue reading

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

July 25, 2013

Read about moments in the 1950s and 1960s that changed the course of the Civil Rights movement. Continue reading

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