This piece was originally posted on Monday, January 16th, 2012.
“Anyone who has read a great deal can imagine the new world that opened. Let me tell you something: from then until I left that prison, in every free moment I had, if I was not reading in the library, I was reading in my bunk. Continue Reading →
Check out Charlie Cobb’s upcoming book, This Nonviolent Stuu‘ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible (Basic Books; June 3, 2014).
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Listen to Barry Goldenberg on HW Radio Podcast and host Danny Tisdale talks about his new book about The Unknown Architects of Civil Rights.
As civil rights history continues to hold a prominent place in American society, it is only through the courageous actions of Thaddeus Stevens, Ulysses S. Grant, and Charles Sumner that America’s most prized Civil Rights gains are emblazoned in our Constitution. Without these powerful and then-famous politicians, the 1960’s Civil Rights Movement might not have occurred the way it did–or possibly even at all. Continue Reading →