“Ballad of an American” tells the tale of Paul Robeson’s role in the earliest civil rights movement to a new generation.
“The Folk Singers and the Bureau” is a vast treatise on the sad interplay between the red-baiters and the folkies.
In the fight for abolition, losing an immediate demand should not deter us from the long-term struggle.
Zinn believed that teaching the unvarnished truth about history was the best way to combat propaganda.
The president threatened last week to sign an executive order punishing “anarchists” who destroy statues with jail time.
Like COVID now, the city’s response to cholera in the 1800s was driven by the class and race of those who fell ill.
Expecting us to tell our incarceration stories to people who are paid to be there is yet another inequity we suffer.
As with coronavirus, the 1918 pandemic led to a rise in xenophobia and budget cuts. Then it helped usher in Nazi rule.