Michael Winship describes the Washington, D.C., he first encountered 45 years ago — a city very different from the one we know today. Continue reading
An understanding of our history is as crucial to a successful democratic society as it is essential to the well-examined life of the individual. As historian Howard Zinn told Bill Moyers, “I think the more people learn about the past… the more that they will understand that it is possible for people to change the world.” Start your understanding with some of the series and specials below.
The White House announced this week that Rustin, the trailblazing civil rights activist, will be posthumously awarded the highest civilian award in the U.S. Peter Dreier writes that the timing couldn’t be better. Continue reading
Words of wisdom from Nelson Mandela, Maidred Maguire, John Lewis, Tim DeChristopher, Grace Lee Boggs and James Cone. Continue reading