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By Omid Safi February 21, 2015

Today marks 50 years since Malcolm X’s assassination in 1965. A call to see the relevance of Malcolm’s fierce, radical critique and draw inspiration for today's world.

By Ebele Mogo February 01, 2015

A young woman of Nigerian descent grew up thinking of Dr. King as "distant American hero." On this first day of Black History Month, she shares how she came to understand this American icon differently — and how his complex + contradictory human side creates an opening for all of us to be heroic, and not perfect.

By Parker J. Palmer October 29, 2014

With the elections next week, a story of forgiveness and redemption from a civil rights legend.

By Lucas Johnson May 25, 2014

A young preacher remembers the legendary Vincent Harding and "his gift of sight to help us see ourselves and each other."

By Trent Gilliss January 18, 2014

As MLK Day approaches, a bit of creative inspiration infuses his iconic "I Have a Dream..." speech. Watch this video remix and be inspired.

By Trent Gilliss December 12, 2013

Watch a recording of our live video stream with Rev. Lucas Johnson and Dr. Gwendolyn Zoharah Simmons at NPR headquarters in Washington, DC. The topic: nonviolence and how social change happens. A riveting hour story and substance.

April 01, 2013

What morsels of wisdom would you like to see captured from our show with Congressman Lewis? Tell us about it.

March 28, 2013

In the great lineage of American preachers stands the Rev. Dr. James Forbes. To watch him in action is to witness greatness. Do yourself a favor and see this charismatic minister thundering from the pulpit.

March 09, 2013

Trent Gilliss finds inspiration in all things good: a civil rights pilgrimage in Alabama, a video on empathy, a potential pope right under our noses, and some playful voices in the Twittersphere.

February 13, 2013

When what you see lures you to listen and read. These visual notes help you read on, listen closely, and see the big picture through Vincent Harding's eyes.

January 13, 2012

Grace Lee Boggs credited labor leader A. Phillip Randolph as her inspiration during our interview in Detroit. We dug up some audio of his 1963 speech at the March on Washington. Oh, what a voice!

June 21, 2011

Muslim Women Stroll Down the Champs ElyseesMuslim men and women stroll down the Champs-Élysées in Paris. (photo: Archibald Ballantine/Flickr, cc by 2.0)

“Of course, I’m at home (laughter). Who else’s (country) am I in? I feel at home. I have my family here, we live, we eat, we cry, we laugh, we suffer, we don’t suffer. Some people are pleasant, some insult us. But truthfully, the day the law will be (implemented), I’ll no longer feel at home.”
—Camile, Paris

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April 13, 2011

The portions for the Last Supper seem to be expanding.

February 21, 2011

The anniversary of Malcolm X's assassination prompts us to find this strong CBC interview with him weeks before his death in 1965.

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