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John Lewis and C.T. Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle purpose

Jul. 20, 2020 2:46 pm

John Lewis and C.T. Vivian belonged to a long tradition of religious leaders in the civil rights struggle

That both men were people of the cloth is no coincidence, says guest columnist Lawrence Burnley.
Birthed by HBCU students, SNCC offers important lessons for today’s student activists purpose

Apr. 14, 2020 11:10 am

Birthed by HBCU students, SNCC offers important lessons for today’s student activists

Guest columnist Jelani Favors discusses the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee's legacy on the 60th anniversary of its founding.
Power Moves:  Jessica Attie joins Education Law Center people

Jan. 13, 2020 1:01 pm

Power Moves: Jessica Attie joins Education Law Center

Attie's c.v. is filled with cases that address many of the most significant legal challenges of recent years: the "Muslim ban," the separation of children and families at the border, residential segregation, and voting rights, among many others.
ACLU takes its show on the road purpose

May 29, 2019 12:05 pm

ACLU takes its show on the road

Traditionally, the ACLU has fought its social justice battles in the courtroom and the halls of legislatures across the country, but now it is taking its fight to the streets in the form of grassroots advocacy and voter education.
What we’re really saying when we talk about social change purpose

Sep. 9, 2016 12:55 pm

What we’re really saying when we talk about social change

We demand it in times of civil unrest, but what can contemporary social change look like in — specifically for urban communities of color? A few local leaders break through the ambiguity.

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