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  • We Don’t Need Bill Clinton’s History Of Civil Rights

    by Erik Loomis

    Bill Clinton decided to use John Lewis’ funeral to take a shot at Stokely Carmichael. The last thing we need is whites to use such opportunities to tell histories of the civil rights movements that are used to make them feel comfortable.



  • Dropping ‘Pettus’ Is a Bridge Too Far

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Advocates of renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for John Lewis are disregarding Lewis's published thoughts on the subject. 



  • Patience Is a Dirty Word

    by Ibram X. Kendi

    On August 28, 1963, many Americans were not ready to hear John Lewis speak about completing the revolution of 1776. Are Americans ready for the message the 23-year-old Lewis offered now?



  • Why John Lewis Matters—Now More Than Ever

    The book and the documentary Good Trouble serve as twin cultural epitaphs for a man widely adored and perpetually being reimagined, discovered, and studied.



  • 'The Clock is Ticking': White House under Pressure to Reopen Civil Rights-Era Cold Cases

    The Civil Rights Cold Case Records Review Board was established by Congress in January 2019. Now nominees for the board named by the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the Society of American Archivists, and the American Bar Association are being "vetted" by the White House, raising concerns about partisan interference.