History and Historiography

Looking back at MLK’s work and legacy

The Nation

The Last Steep Ascent
New obstacles should not be deplored but welcomed because their presence proves we are closer to the ultimate decision.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nothing Would Be More Tragic Than to Turn Back Now
This Martin Luther King Day, we should remember that when we stand up and fight back, the seemingly indomitable giants of white supremacy can come down.
Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II
We’ll Need an Economic Program to Make #BlackLivesMatter. Here Are Three Ideas.
In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.
Jesse A. Myerson and Mychal Denzel Smith
Black Trans Lives Must Be Front and Center
Racist policing is particularly devastating for Black trans and gender-nonconforming people.
Kali Holloway
What Happened to Sandra Bland?
To answer that question, you must begin way before she died in a Texas jail.
Debbie Nathan

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