History Stories
CATEGORY: Protests
How Columbia’s Student Uprising of 1968 Was Sparked by a Segregated Gym
April 20, 2018

The ‘Gym Crow’ controversy became a flashpoint at an already volatile university. Read More

Why People Rioted After Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Assassination
April 2, 2018

Riots broke out in over 100 American cities after King’s murder. Read More

Why MLK Encouraged 225,000 Chicago Kids to Cut Class in 1963
March 14, 2018

'Freedom Day' didn’t succeed, but it made de facto school segregation the talk of Chicago. Read More

How Freedom Rider Diane Nash Risked Her Life to Desegregate the South
March 8, 2018

Now an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, Nash was arrested dozens of times for non-violent protests—including while six months pregnant. Read More

This Isn’t the First Time Conspiracy Theorists Have Accused Student Activists of Being ‘Paid Actors’
February 23, 2018

Students were targeted during the Civil Rights movement, too. Read More

The ‘Silent’ Protest That Kick-Started the Civil Rights Movement
July 28, 2017

Nearly 50 years before the March on Washington, African Americans took to the streets of New York protest racial inequality. Read More

How Civil Rights Wade-Ins Desegregated Southern Beaches
July 21, 2017

In the 1950s, the beach wasn’t open to everyone. Read More