Tag Archives: Civil Rights

1973: 198 Methods

Gene Sharp  died last week. Sharp was a prolific theorist of nonviolent action whose writings have influenced anti-government resistance movements around the world. His work was profoundly shaped by the study of Gandhi and the labor and civil rights activist … Continue reading

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1955: Septima Poinsette Clark

After being fired from her job as a teacher for refusing to renounce her membership in the NAACP, Septima Clark became the Director of Education at the famous Highlander Center in Tennessee—a training school for civil rights activists and trade … Continue reading

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1961: Schizoanalysis

“The salvation of our world lies in the hands of the maladjusted.” MLK speaks at the 1961 Transportation Workers Union convention: There are certain words in every academic discipline which soon become stereotypes and clichés. Every [academic] discipline has its … Continue reading

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2004: Diane Abbott MP

Stuart Pearson Wright: Diane Abbott MP (2004); in 1987, Diane Abbott became the first black woman elected to the British Parliament. See a video of her talking about this portrait here.

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1965: Freedom Highway

Spider Martin: Jim Letherer on the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march in 1965. Letherer was a civil rights activist from Saginaw, Michigan. He lost a leg to bone cancer as a boy, and it was his own experience growing … Continue reading

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1951: Knock Him Out!

“Knock Him Out! Labor Can Do It.” Poster by Bernard Seaman. CIO Committee to Abolish Racial Discrimination, 1951. (source)

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1964: I Haven’t Lost the Faith

MLK preaches on July 4, 1965, two years after the March on Washington: About two years ago now, I stood with many of you who stood there in person and all of you who were there in spirit before the … Continue reading

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