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Comics As "Bibles" for Civil Rights Struggles

Comics As "Bibles" for Civil Rights Struggles

By Robert Hunter, Legal Assistant, ACLU, Racial Justice Program at 3:24pm
In the spring of 1958, civil rights leader and future Georgia Congressman John Lewis met Jim Lawson, an organizer with a nonviolent organizing group called the Fellowship Of Reconciliation (FOR). Lawson introduced Lewis to the FOR's popular comic book The Montgomery Story, which provided a compelling graphic narrative of the Montgomery bus boycott, as well as an accessible outline of FOR's broad ethic of nonviolent civil disobedience. Lewis has recently described the comic as a "Bible" and "guide" for Southern civil rights organizers of the time—an invaluable source of both emotional inspiration and practical guidance to the growing family of nonviolent resistors.
We Know That Stop-and-Frisk is All Kinds of Horrible: So Why Is it Expanding Nationwide?

We Know That Stop-and-Frisk is All Kinds of Horrible: So Why Is it Expanding Nationwide?

By Robert Hunter, Legal Assistant, ACLU, Racial Justice Program at 3:51pm

I was going to the store for my mother. And then when I came out the building I see my uncle and he's coming from the way I'm going and we walk back to the store...

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Racist Cover Dismisses Housing Discrimination Against Communities of Color

Bloomberg Businessweek’s Racist Cover Dismisses Housing Discrimination Against Communities of Color

By Robert Hunter, Legal Assistant, ACLU, Racial Justice Program at 12:38pm

To illustrate its cover story about the housing market’s recovery in Phoenix, last week’s Bloomberg Businessweek cover depicted four black and Latino caricatures with obscenely exaggerated features, celebrating in a house filled with cash. You…

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