Tag: john

Obama’s eulogy of John Lewis—and the right-wing response to it—highlight the power of his legacy

August 7, 2020
At Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta on July 30, Obama spoke in terms that broadly reflect a quarter century of his public commentary on our country and its history of grappling with injustice. He has consistently praised the successes and progress won on civil rights and racial justice while also—as he did in January 2008 for

Former Rep. John Conyers, One of Congress’ Longest-Serving Members, Dies at 90

October 28, 2019
(DETROIT) — Former U.S. Rep. John Conyers, one of the longest-serving members of Congress whose resolutely liberal stance on civil rights made him a political institution in Washington and back home in Detroit despite several scandals, has died. He was 90. Conyers, among the high-profile politicians toppled by sex harassment allegations in 2017, died at…

Donald Trump, Israel, John Coltrane: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

October 23, 2019
Sept. 25, 2019(Want to get this briefing by email? Here’s the sign-up.) Good evening. Here’s the latest.ImageCreditDoug Mills/The New York Times1. The news from Washington is moving at a breakneck pace. We’ll break it down for you.This morning, the White House released a call log that showed Mr. Trump urging the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky,…

CONTENTS v. 1. Legacies misplaced : the existence and instances of John R. Lynch and his political contemporaries. A man on hearth : John Roy…

March 12, 2017
CONTENTS v. 1. Legacies misplaced : the lifestyles and instances of John R. Lynch and his political contemporaries. A man on hearth : John Roy Lynch’s early political profession / Matthew Lynch ; The Black “consummate strategist” : Blanche Kelso Bruce and the skillful use of energy within the Reconstruction and put up-Reconstruction eras /

Dr. John Henrik Clarke – The Decline of the Civil Rights Movement 1963-1973

October 10, 2014