Peniel Joseph appears in the following:
Thursday, February 15, 2024
While history looks back on Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X as revolutionary figures, their ideological roots led them to pursue different visions for Black liberation.
Monday, January 16, 2023
What was accomplished during the civil rights movement as well as the inequality that remained unaddressed.
Tuesday, September 06, 2022
Historian Peniel Joseph of UT-Austin on his new book, The Third Reconstruction: America's Struggle for Racial Justice in the Twenty-First Century.
Tuesday, May 05, 2020
How should we think about the inequities playing out in the COVID-19 pandemic? Look to the long history of the civil rights movement.
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Peniel Joseph explains why he thinks France's World Cup win is a victory for Africa and immigrants everywhere.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Join Brian Lehrer for conversations with Ben Smith, Katie Couric, Jeff Weaver, Peniel Joseph and Raymond Brown. He'll be taking questions from callers and the audience.
Tuesday, May 15, 2018
A look at the progress and backlash associated with the civil rights movement in 1968 and how those factors contributed to the election of President Richard Nixon.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
The rise of Black Lives Matter and the demands of a younger generation is forcing the 108-year-old organization to re-examine its mission.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Do Republicans and Democrats have their own ways of addressing race in presidential campaigns?
Friday, May 01, 2015
The protests in Baltimore over the death of Freddie Gray evoke uprisings of the '60s, reminding us that the problems driving people to the streets today have profound historical roots.
Friday, February 20, 2015
Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination in Harlem. Fairfield University's Dr. Yohuru Williams and Tufts' Dr. Peniel Joseph reflect on that day and his legacy.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Recent history books show the contradictions of a nation founded on racial slavery that became both a beacon for radical hope and a defender of segregation and economic injustice.
Saturday, January 10, 2015
Ava DuVernay's Selma is a cinematic masterpiece that depicts one of the most important episodes in civil rights history. The film presents history as a kaleidoscope, documenting the roiling Selma-to-Montgomery demonstrations that turned Alabama into a national symbol of racial violence and injustice in 1965. Many movie critics have enthusiastically ...
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
A look at the protests from Ferguson, plus the history of protests in the United States and how those in Ferguson may be deviating.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
50 years ago, riots in Harlem and Bed-Stuy spread throughout the country. Listeners join former New York Governor David Paterson and historian Peniel Joseph to discuss the riots and their legacy.
Monday, June 23, 2014
In June of 1964, volunteers set out to register voters in Mississippi. Their work would help change the nation. A conversation about the legacy of Freedom Summer, and what it means ha...
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
In his new biography, Stokely: A Life, Peniel Joseph traces Carmichael’s life and what it says about the struggles for black power.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
Friday, November 22, 2013
Where were you fifty years ago today? How did you change after the assassination of John F. Kennedy? How did you see our country change?
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Fifty years ago today, hundreds of thousands gathered on the Mall in Washington, DC to call for increased civil rights for African-Americans. Peniel Joseph, professor of history and founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts University, and author of Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama, reflects upon the March on Washington and Dr Martin Luther King's famous "I Have a Dream" speech.