The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for Freedom
A Library of Congress exhibit on the context, passage, and significance of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
Library of Congress
Library of Congress
September 10, 2014
Dead or Alive: Originalism as Popular Constitutionalism in Heller
Was the 2008 Heller decision a victory for originalism or a living Constitution?
Reva B. Siegel
Yale Faculty Scholarship Series
January 1, 2008
The Real Story of Linda Taylor, America’s Original Welfare Queen
In the 1970s, Ronald Reagan villainized a Chicago woman for bilking the government. Her other sins were far worse.
December 19, 2013
The Kerner Omission
How a landmark report on the 1960s race riots fell short on police reform.
The Marshall Project
March 1, 2018
Dred Scott Strains the Mystic Chords
Dred Scott was an opportunity to settle what the South had previously been unable to achieve either legislatively or judicially.
3 Quarks Daily
March 5, 2018
Before Roe, abortion providers operated on the margins of medicine. They still do.
May 16, 2019
Why We Can — and Must — Create a Fairer System of Traffic Enforcement
The discretionary nature of traffic enforcement has left it ripe for abuse.
Sarah A. Seo
Made by History
May 15, 2019
‘Bad Bridgets’: The Criminal and Deviant Irish Women Convicted in America
Irish-born women were disproportionately imprisoned in America for most of the nineteenth century.
The Irish Times
February 20, 2019
The Rage and Rebellion of the Detroit Riots, Captured in One Poem
50 years later, Philip Levine's poem, "They Feed They Lion," helps us remember and understand that time.
July 17, 2017
The Forgotten Girls Who Led the School-Desegregation Movement
Before the 9-year-old Linda Brown became the lead plaintiff in Brown v. Board of Education, a generation of black girls and teens led the charge against the “separate but equal” doctrine in public schools.
Melinda D. Anderson
May 30, 2018
‘Brown v. Board of Education’ Didn’t End Segregation, Big Government Did
Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress's Civil Rights Act to finally smash Jim Crow.
May 14, 2014
How 'Communism' Brought Racial Equality to the South
The Communist Party fought for racial equality in the South, specifically Alabama, where segregation was most oppressive.
Tell Me More Editors
February 16, 2010