civil rights

On February 18, 1965, Malcolm X gave his last public speech at Barnard College in the LeFrak Gymnasium—he was assassinated just three days later at the Audubon Ballroom in Harlem. Commemorate this historic speech with a screening, student performance, and panel discussion. 

Join Lisa Duggan, Kenyon Farrow, Amber Hollibaugh, Richard Kim and other contributors to the recently launched issue of The Scholar & Feminist Online, “A New Queer Agenda,” for an evening of politics, discussion, and celebration. 

The College commemorates 50 years since the civil rights activist delivered his last public speech in Barnard's gymnasium. 

Film tells the story of the first integrated high school in Batesville, Mississippi

Award honors exceptional work in the field of multicultural education

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.