Taylor’s just released his tribute to the American Songbook, “American Standard,” with classics by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Lerner and Loewe, and… Moe Jerome. How’d that happen?
Gary May is professor of history emeritus at the University of Delaware and the author of Bending Toward Justice: The Voting Rights Act and the Transformation of American Democracy.
Moe Jerome was a successful songwriter on Tin Pan Alley and then in Hollywood, but his biggest hit was inspired by his brother-in-law, who suffered shell shock in the WWI trenches.
Beginning with the televised debate between John Kennedy and Richard Nixon, the perceived winner of the presidential debates has gone on to occupy the White House.
GOP debate moderator Anderson Cooper has the chance to be the first person to elicit the candidates’ views on voting rights, a subject they’ve avoided so far.
The Republican presidential candidates have a lot to answer for regarding their shameful record on voting rights. Here are some questions for Thursday’s GOP debate.
Fifty years ago this week, thousands in the Civil Rights movement set out from Selma, Alabama, to march to Montgomery, and this time, triumphantly, they made it.
The racist violence in Selma, Alabama, 50 years ago lives in history as ‘‘Bloody Sunday,’’ but do not forget the February night of vigilantism in Marion that inspired the Selma March.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s efforts to eliminate the poll tax would in the end help poor whites as much as it did disenfranchised blacks.
Finally, we have a major film on civil rights in which African Americans are the heroes in their own story. Too bad director Ava DuVernay gets the history wrong in Selma.
A nearly forgotten hero of the Civil Rights movement, the determined government lawyer won Civil Rights convictions from white juries and bravely diffused countless conflicts.