Gary Foley, one of the main leaders of the Black Power Movement in Australia says the literature of Malcolm X and other writers of the US civil rights era influenced Australia's Indigenous thought and action against white supremacy.
Racial injustice in America is worse than you thought
Race permeates every facet of American society, and racism is the original sin of the American nation - deeply interwoven in its DNA culturally and institutionally. Can America change its DNA?
50 years without Martin Luther King
6 Apr 2018
Martin Luther King died of an assassin's bullet in Memphis, Tennessee, on April 4, 1968, ending his leadership of a nonviolent campaign for equal rights for African Americans.
Lesser known leaders of the US civil rights movement
9 Apr 2018
Malcolm X, Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks are leaders of the civil rights movement most people know about, but there are many more activists, such as Ella Baker, Philip Randolph, Viola Gregg Liuzzo and Daisy Bates.
In America, white people are too often complacent, even as allies. Will white America realise that in order for society to change they must be prepared to shoulder the social hardship of people of colour?
Coming to terms with lynching
6 Apr 2018
The US hasn't completely come to terms with its history of slavery and persecution of African Americans. The Equality Justice Initiative has documented these crimes, to show the US its dark history.
In pictures: A look at the journey of the civil rights movement in the US
Thousands of admirers grateful for the civil rights icon's life and legacy mourned his loss and pledged to carry on his unfinished work to end racial injustice and economic inequality.
One man uses Martin Luther King's message to turn his life around
6 Apr 2018
50 years after Martin Luther King Jr's death, his influence is still being felt in his home city of Atlanta. Many cite the civil right's leader as their inspiration. We met one man who used King's message to turn his life around.
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