Tag: Civil Rights

Road Through Midnight

Road Through Midnight

Jessica Ingram
“Now We Work Just as One”

“Now We Work Just as One”

Terrell Orr

This article examines the first five years of the United Farm Workers' unionization of Minute Maid's workers in Florida. The UFW in Florida was a multiracial organization that reflected the "Nuevo South's" changing demographics in the 1970s. UFW organizers Mack and Diana Lyons, along with volunteer staff and rank-and-file members, cultivated a difficult but tenacious solidarity across racial lines through conscious, day-to-day activity in the union and in the community.

A Beautiful Queerness

A Beautiful Queerness

Holly Christopher Lewis
The People of Jackson Are Ready

The People of Jackson Are Ready

Chokwe Antar Lumumba
What I’m Doing Is for Them

What I’m Doing Is for Them

Rosa Ortez-Cruz
Carving A Path For Those Who Will Follow

Carving A Path For Those Who Will Follow

Stacey Abrams, in conversation with Valerie Boyd
Gird Up, Get Up, and Grow Up

Gird Up, Get Up, and Grow Up

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II in conversation with Tim Tyson
Losing Carolina

Losing Carolina

Gene Nichol
Southern Strategy

Southern Strategy

Ferrel Guillory
“Sing It So Loudly”

“Sing It So Loudly”

Julia Cox

Reflecting on her induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, folk icon Joan Baez was underwhelmed by the resurgence of protest music. “There needs to be more. It’s terribly important, because that’s what keeps the spirit,” she told Rolling Stone. “Carping and shouting, as much as it gets stuff off your chest in front of 100,000, you really need something uplifting . . . The problem right now is we have no anthem.” Baez’s definition of useful music—something uplifting, preferably an anthem—summarizes her own canon of protest music and history with activist movements.