Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

Written by Joe Street and Henry Knight Lozano, coeditors of The Shadow of Selma   The Trump presidency seems to have reignited popular protest in numerous ways—sometimes troubling, sometimes inspiring. We need only look to the women’s marches, the furor over the travel ban, the militant response to fascists openly marching in Charlottesville, and the … Continue reading Martin Luther King Jr. and the Legacy of Selma Today

The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech

Written by W. Jason Miller, author of Origins of the Dream: Hughes’s Poetry and King’s Rhetoric Holding History Rather than looking through the glass at the past, have you ever held history in your hands? After eight years of research, I found a long-lost reel-to-reel audio tape of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s first ever “I … Continue reading The Historic Discovery of Martin Luther King Jr.’s First “I Have a Dream” Speech

New Edition: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

Florida Historical Society Charlton Tebeau Award   "A fascinating look at an extraordinary woman and the complexities of slavery beyond the common image of slavery in the South."—Booklist "Remarkable. . . . Put[s] a voice and face to slavery in Florida during Spanish and American rule."—American Historical Review "An absorbing account of Anna Madgigine Jai … Continue reading New Edition: Anna Madgigine Jai Kingsley

The Shadow of Selma

“Deftly interrogates the past, present, and future of race and justice in the United States through the lens of the Selma campaign’s various meanings and legacies.”—John A. Kirk, author of Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940–1970   The Shadow of Selma provides a comprehensive assessment of the 1965 civil rights campaign, the … Continue reading The Shadow of Selma

The Revolution That Failed

"In this provocative work of political history, Fairclough unequivocally declares that post–Civil War Reconstruction didn’t achieve its goal. . . . Fairclough’s book is a chilling reminder of how some Americans willingly perverted the democracy they claimed to treasure so they could uphold white supremacy."—Publishers Weekly “A masterful and revelatory examination of Reconstruction populated by a … Continue reading The Revolution That Failed

The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

"A vital work: one that links and contextualizes activism in the present with over one hundred years of organizing, resisting, and rebelling against racial injustice."—Sara Rzeszutek Haviland, author of James and Esther Cooper Jackson: Love and Courage in the Black Freedom Movement This volume's contributors expand the chronology and geography of the black freedom struggle beyond … Continue reading The Seedtime, the Work, and the Harvest

Race, Place, and Memory

"An immensely welcome longitudinal study of the intersection of race, place, and historical memory in Wilmington, North Carolina. Richly researched, beautifully written, and deeply analytical, Mulrooney’s study is a tour de force."—John David Smith, editor of Interpreting American History: Reconstruction   "With clear and compelling prose, Mulrooney dives beneath the seemingly calm waters of a ‘progressive … Continue reading Race, Place, and Memory