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Ivory Perry, the Forgotten Civil Rights Hell-Raiser

Devin Thomas O’Shea Jacobin
Activists are often held up as exemplars of personal morality — but in every social struggle, ordinary people with complex lives rise up as leaders. Ivory Perry was one of these who waged a relentless war for racial and economic justice.

Remembering Gus Newport, a Progressive Titan

Chuck Idelson Common Dreams
The former Berkeley mayor's record of accomplishments from civil rights activism to groundbreaking political initiatives to far-sighted community economic development programs to global solidarity and elder statesman leadership could fill volumes.

What Made Bill Russell a Hero

Jemele Hill The Atlantic
The basketball legend was a champion not just on the court but off it—through his groundbreaking activism for racial justice.

The Activist Roots of Black Feminist Theory

Linda Burnham Organizing Upgrade
What is the wellspring of Black feminist theory? It is important to provide a corrective to the misperception that intersection theory has its genesis in the academy, or, worse still, that it can be attributed to a single discipline...or individual.
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