In April 1933, an anxious nation watched Ruby Bates walk through the door of an Alabama courtroom. Two years earlier, near the town of Scottsboro, Bates and another white woman had charged nine...
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by Lindsey B. Trimble
on Monday, August 19, 2013 - 9:26am
Fifty years ago this summer, President John F. Kennedy introduced a bill to Congress that ultimately became the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Among other accomplishments, this historic piece of...
by Nicole Martin
on Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 9:33am
In North Carolina, a sheriff told a cohabiting dispatcher that she would lose her job unless she got married. In Michigan, a judge denied visitation rights to a divorced father because he had a live-...
by Claire Patterson
on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 - 6:08pm
Rebecca Chaleff, a PhD student in Stanford’s Department of Theater and Performance Studies, is the 2013 recipient of the Marilyn Yalom Research Fund Award.
by Kathryn Dickason
on Monday, August 5, 2013 - 2:33pm
To live in prison is “to be in a box," in the words of one woman inmate in Washington state. "You move when they tell you you can move, you eat when they tell you you can eat and what you can eat."...
by Electra Colevas
on Thursday, August 1, 2013 - 9:37am
With a wide range of picks for August, the Clayman Institute suggests sampling fiction and non-fiction for stimulating discussion. Each month this summer, we’re recommending three books to interested...