2013 marked the 50th
anniversary of the celebrated March on Washington, where Martin Luther King Jr.
delivered his celebrated “I Have a Dream” speech. This historic event has been
covered extensively over the last half-century, yet a robust new book by a
UW-Madison professor delivers a
enrollment at the University of Wisconsin hit its lowest ebb since the Second
World War at just over 13,000. In 1960, with American fear of Soviet expansion
past the point of panic, the university received more than a million
Imagine what it might have been like to
see Jackie Robinson debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947. The first black
major league baseball player of the modern era was a herald of the civil rights
movement—indeed, he was
John Steinbeck is familiar to film buffs for the raft of
Hollywood movies based on his novels, including such classics as The Grapes of Wrath and East of Eden; and many of us encountered
Steinbeck in a high school or college
When he arrived in Washington in 1945 as the Member of House of Representatives for Harlem, Adam Clayton Powell was denied service at most of the capital�s lunch counters and bars. He left office a quarter-century later under clouds of controversy after symbolizing the struggle for black power in American politics. The Oscar-nominated documentary Adam Clayton Powell (out now on DVD) is a ...
Forty years after the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., a black man stands a chance of becoming President. Perhaps America has finally become the Promised Land King foretold in one of his much quoted sermons�a land he somehow knew he would never live to see. Since his retirement from NBC News, Tom Brokaw has become the voice of several interesting cable documentaries on rec...