civil rights movement

October 29, 2015

Guns in Society: Gun Control, Self Defense and Civil Rights

October 27, 2015 - Segment 2 - We conclude today's show by revisiting a Philosopher's Roundtable from earlier this year, which focused on the debate taking place around gun control, calls for self defense and the role of guns in the civil rights movement.
September 2, 2015
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The Black Lives Matter Movement & The Civil Rights Movement

September 2, 2015 - Segment 1 - We begin our show with a discussion about the Black Lives Matter movement and the Civil Rights Movement: differences, tensions, and connections. Our panel of guests will be responding in part to an op-ed in the Washington Post last week, "I was a civil rights activist in the 1960s. But it's hard for me to get behind Black Lives Matter."
January 5, 2015
The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

From The Archives: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North

January 2, 2015 - Segment 2 - Marc talks with historian Thomas Sugrue, whose latest book is an examination of the struggle for equal rights in the North. So much of the history of the movement has focused on the work in the South and on the work of Southern groups like the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. But in America’s northern cities, all was not equal and calm.
October 6, 2014
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Charles E. Cobb Jr.’s ‘This Nonviolent Stuff’ll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible’

October 2, 2014 - Segment 2 - Listen in as I talk with Charles E. Cobb, Jr., about his book: This Nonviolent Stuff'll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible. Cobb is a Visiting Professor of Africana Studies at Brown University. From 1962-1967 he served as a field secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in Mississippi.