Feb 15, 2011

The Nation celebrates Black History Month with a new archival slideshow, presenting a small sampling of the many timeless articles highlighting issues of race and civil rights from The Nation's past 146 years.

Each slide links to a Nation archival piece, featuring articles written for the magazine by Martin Luther King, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Godkin on the Memphis riots in 1866, Williams Pickens on Marcus Garvey in 1921, Carey McWilliams on the Watts riots in 1965, Ishmael Reed on "black pathology," Pat Williams on the OJ Simpson trial, Howard Zinn writing from Mississippi in 1963, and much more. 

And, here's an associated ActNow blog post by Associate Publisher Peter Rothberg highlighting contemporary groups:


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