Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in Evenwel v. Abbott. The suit, brought by notorious anti-civil rights activist Ed Blum, challenged how the State of Texas created its voting districts. Like most states, Texas uses decennial census population statistics to draw its congressional and legislative districts. The plaintiffs, from a predominately […]
(WORT) — Last week, we heard about Peterson’s political activities while he was an undergraduate at the UW. In the third installment of the series, Peterson tells us about life after graduation when he and his young family moved to New York.
Stan Woodard returns to guest host the 8 O’Clock Buzz. Joining Stan this morning is Ben Hedin, author of “In Search of the Movement: The Struggle for Civil a Rights Then and Now.”
Michael Edmonds wants us to remember the Freedom Summer of more than 40 years ago. Not as the narrative of a few charismatic leaders, but as the blood, sweat and tears of thousands of volunteers from all across the country.
Margo Schlanger, Professor of Law at the University of Michigan Law School and the founder/ director of the Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse, joins Jan Miyasaki to discusses US Intelligence Reforms. “US Intelligence Reforms Still Allow Plenty of Suspicionless Spying on Americans.“
Author and Professor of English and African American Studies at Washington University in St. Louis, William J. Maxwell joins the Friday Buzz during our Pledge Drive Show to tell us how FBI surveillance came to influence the creation and public reception of African American literature.