Blogs tagged "Richard Wright"

Unfinished Business and Enduring Legacies

Pauli Murray College courtyard, Yale
Leslie Abbatiello, Project Director/John Gustafson, Project Coordinator.In social studies classrooms and movie theaters alike, the civil rights movement appears to fit neatly into a short timeframe, from “Montgomery to Memphis.” It begins with Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, followed by victories during the Montgomery Bus Boycotts in 1955 and the March on Washington in 1963, and ends decisively with the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968.Read More »
Categories Heritage Months

A Summer Seminar on American Communism

American Communists demonstrate in New York City’s Union Square in 1929.
By Harvey Klehr, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Politics and History, Department of Political Science, Emory University. Why should teachers care about the history of the Communist Party in the United States?Read More »
Categories Closer Readings