Using violence as a response to oppression and surveillance can both divide and unite communities.
After the death of her husband in 1945, Eleanor Roosevelt left the White House and embarked upon a new career as ‘First Lady of the World’.
Bayard Rustin, African American civil rights leader, was also a pacifist, a socialist and a gay rights activist.
Recent restrictions on the right to abortion in the United States imitate policies enacted 150 years ago.
Mississippi’s governors have had a unique approach to prison labour and prisoner rehabilitation.
John Brown, the abolitionist firebrand, remains a potent figure in the United States’ febrile politics of race.
The pioneer of the British civil rights movement is no less significant than his American counterparts.
How an individual act of resistance in 1850s’ New York led to the desegregation of the city’s transit system.
A celebrated novelist and tireless social reformer, Mary Ward has been all but forgotten because of her support for the anti-suffrage movement.
Nat Turner, leader of one of the most significant rebellions in the antebellum South, was born on 2 October 1800.