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Monday, July 14, 2014
A look at the whether school segregation is making a comeback across the country.
Friday, May 16, 2014
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Sunday, February 09, 2014
For much of the 20th Century, African Americans in the South were barred from the voting booth, sent to the back of the bus, and walled off from many of the rights they deserved as American citizens. Until well into the 1960s, segregation was legal. The system was called Jim Crow.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
In the world of civil rights, 1967 was a historic year. Though slightly more modest, the college football field also made civil rights history in 1967. Samuel Freedman is the author of the new book “Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football that Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights."
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Some schools in New Jersey are strikingly segregated, according to two new reports.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
In the next few weeks, the Supreme Court will determine the fate of affirmative action in college admissions. Most Americans think of affirmative action as a post-Civil Rights Era phenomenon, but race has long played a role in college admissions. Fifty years ago today, Alabama Governor George Wallace made his final stand for segregation at the University of Alabama. That evening, in a landmark speech, President Kennedy called on Congress to pass comprehensive civil rights legislation.
Friday, May 03, 2013
This week marks 50 years since the Children’s Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama, when more than a thousand African-American children gathered in downtown Birmingham to peacefully protest segregation. Then a teenager, Janice Kelsey left high school to march that day and faced arrest as Birmingham police, led by the infamous commissioner Eugene "Bull" Connor, attacked her friends with high pressure fire hoses, police dogs and clubs.
Friday, May 03, 2013
In this special episode, The Takeaway examines the concepts of law and justice, from the abstract principles of Plato's Athens to the concrete challenges of achieving justice in multicultural, modern America.
Law professor Jeffrey Rosen explores the constitutional questions in the jurisdictional no man's land of Guantanamo Bay; Robin Steinberg, executive director of the Bronx Defenders, describes the obstacles to justice in the public defense system; Janice Kelsey, a participant in the 1963 Children's Crusade to protest segregation in Birmingham, Alabama, remembers finding justice through the Civil Rights Movement; Professors David Miller and Martha Nussbaum explore the ancient underpinnings of our modern justice system, and the challenges of finding justice in a multicultural society; and, finally, a story of what happens when justice fails with Kirk Bloodsworth, a former death row inmate who was exonerated on DNA evidence.