Category: History

Mike Ferner: Veterans’ Group Says “No” to Emmy for PBS Vietnam War Series

A national veterans’ organization is weighing in on this year’s Emmy awards with a full-page ad in Variety, saying Ken Burns and Lynne Novick’s “Vietnam War” series does not deserve a “Best Documentary” award

CJ Polychroniou: ‘Be realistic, demand the impossible!’

How the events of 1968 transformed French society

David Bacon: How Filipino Migrants Gave the Grape Strike Its Radical Politics

Honoring Larry Itliong and a generation of radicals whose political ideas are as relevant to workers now as they were in 1965

Lance Warren: What happens when we forget?

America’s tradition of racial violence is not a footnote in U.S. history, but an unbroken theme — a defining characteristic of the nation’s past and present

Immanuel Wallerstein: Columbia 1968: Some Personal Memories

One outstanding lesson of Columbia is how spontaneous the uprising was

Jamelle Bouie: The Pain We Still Need to Feel

The new lynching memorial confronts the racial terrorism that corrupted America—and still does

Gerald Horne: Freedom and Liberty Only for Whites in Settler Colonialism

Interview on the historical foundations of our contemporary racist politics

Evelyn M. Simien: Lynching memorial will show that women were victims, too

The monument sheds light in an unprecedented and innovative way on the reasons and circumstances surrounding the death and torture of countless victims, including women and children

Frank Palmeri: The Long and Despicable Roots of Voter Suppression

The Republican Party, with its foundation now in the solid South, has done all it can to drag the country back into the nineteenth century through egregious voter suppression, mass incarceration, and financial and economic deprivation

Stephen Smith: We are proud to be ‘rednecks’

While the term divides us now, its history dates back to a time when mineworkers battled big coal – similar to teachers standing up for funding

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