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Civil Rights movement


The civil rights struggle in Selma

03 February 2015
A protest for voting rights shows how the Civil Rights movement radicalised and spread even after Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech, as a new film celebrates, writes Ken Olende

Selma: politically astute portrait brings a movement to life

03 February 2015
The film Selma depicts the events leading up to Dr Martin Luther King’s historic march from Selma, Alabama, to the capital Montgomery.

When the war comes home - the US National Guard

26 August 2014
The National Guard is on the streets of the US once again. Ken Olende looks at four key moments when troops were used to combat struggle at home—and how they reveal our rulers’ fear of resistance

‘Ain’t nobody gonna turn us around’: 50 years since the March on Washington

27 August 2013
Fifty years ago this week hundreds of thousands of Civil Rights activists marched through Washington in a demonstration that climaxed with Martin Luther King’s ‘I have a dream’ speech. Socialist Worker looks at the protest and its impact

Little Rock and the fight to end school segregation

18 September 2007
The campaign against school segregation in Little Rock in the US in September 1957 challenged a racist society. Ken Olende looks at the events

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