On Wednesday, August 28, 1963, more than a quarter-million people converged on the nation's capital to demand an end to racial discrimination in what historians agree was the ultimate expression of American democracy: citizens petitioning their government for change.
This Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we should remember the true Dr. King and free him from a reconstructed history that never was.
The Center for American Progress understands that to be competitive in the global economy America must make investment in education a national priority.
The Center for American Progress understands what unions and our middle class mean to our economy and offer solutions to restore shared prosperity in our country.
Carl Chancellor questions the states’ rights motives of the American Legislative Exchange Council in opposing basic education standards for our kids.
Carl Chancellor marks the anniversary of the swearing-in of the first African American senator and reflects on the nation’s long-running saga of black suffrage, which continues today.
Carl Chancellor is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has a passion for human rights and social justice issues. For more than 20 years he was a reporter and columnist for the Knight-Ridder news service and its flagship paper, the Akron Beacon Journal. As a reporter he covered criminal justice, social services, features, education, and politics. […]