On this day in 1948, President Harry Truman ordered the desegregation of the United States armed forces.
I thought I knew about legendary civil rights activists Carl and Anne Braden before I saw this documentary. I was very wrong.
What happens in the 2012 elections could make or break struggling cities like Detroit that have been devastated by the economic crisis.
On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention began.
Within a year of its inception, over 125,000 people had joined the union.
On July 16, 1934, the city of San Francisco shut down as 65,000 workers from all industries walked off the job, in response to a call by longshore workers for a general strike.
African American and white farmers formed the Southern Tenant Farmers Union in Tyronza, Arkansas.
We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.
This seems a good time to review a remarkable book that covers one of the least-discussed periods of Woody's life.