civil rights

In The Atlantic, sociology professor writes about JFK's renowned speech and the influence of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Birmingham protesters.

Sociology professor answers questions about his new book, Gospel of Freedom: Martin Luther King, Jr.’s Letter From Birmingham Jail and the Struggle That Changed a Nation

 

Ellen Gruber Garvey, professor of English at New Jersey City University, reveals a previously unexplored layer of American popular culture, where 19th-century activists collected and constructed new narratives through scrapbooks.

 

Professor Lee Anne Bell is one of the filmmakers behind a gripping documentary about school desegregation that premiered at Barnard this fall. 

Political Science Professor Mona El-Ghobashy considers the events leading to Hosni Mubarak's ouster.

 "I've been interested in issues of race since junior high school when my progressive Quaker school let me skip a chemistry test to picket for civil rights in Philadelphia," recalls Jonathan Rieder, professor of sociology at Barnard. Rieder's youthful passion and forward-thinking education formed the basis for his life's work, and decades later, he is now a leading author and academic, specializing in the study of race and class in America. Rieder has researched and written about a wide range of issues in this field for the past three decades, from white backlash in working class neighborhoods to conflicts in immigrant communities.