52 years ago today, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Mickey Schwerner went missing—and the state has finally given up hope that their murderers will be brought to justice.
Lottie L. Joiner is the senior editor of The Crisis Magazine. She has written for The Washington Post, USA Today and Essence Magazine
The new two-part PBS documentary Jackie Robinson examines the legendary, boundary-breaking baseball player’s life beyond the field.
The brutal lynching of a black teen in Mississippi helped shape the civil-rights movement and became the first Black Lives Matter case.
Fifty years ago, civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke before the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City—and her speech became one of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement.
Fifty years ago four little girls were tragically killed during a bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church. Birmingham, Alabama, native Carolyn McKinstry remembers that day.
Fifty years ago this week, thousands of students left their classrooms and marched on downtown Birmingham, Alabama. Their Children’s Crusade changed a nation. Lottie L. Joiner talks with some of the participants.