Mary Brown was the living embodiment of the "fighting Irish," a "never give up, never give in" spirit of independence and progressivism.
She cared deeply about connections: between teaching and activism, art and labor, history and practice, and above all, between people.
Julian had faith in the courage of people to fight for justice and equality, and was pleased to do his bit, but he never saw himself as a great leader; that made him one.
My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.
Five years ago, in the wake of the worst economic crisis in U.S. history since the Great Depression, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank act into law.
Few people are claiming that there was anything random or mysterious about the brutal murder of nine innocent African American people in Charleston.
FDR signed Executive Order 9066 for the forcible internment of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps, including CPUSA member Karl Yoneda..
It would be fitting justice that Jackson should be replaced with a representative of the people he tried to exterminate.
In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.
The great thing about the New York subway is the people: it feels like you're seeing people from every place on Earth.