Barbara Ransby is a professor of history at the University of Illinois-Chicago, the author of Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision and a founder of the activist group Ella’s Daughters.
MLK Called for a “Radical Revolution of Values.” The Movement for Black Lives Delivers One.
50 years ago today, King blasted militarism, racism and poverty in his "Beyond Vietnam" speech. The new Beyond the Moment campaign carries forward his radical vision. MORE
Features · April 4, 2017
The (R)evolutionary Vision and Contagious Optimism of Grace Lee Boggs
Boggs' love for humanity ran strong and deep, serving as a generative force for creating change. MORE
Views · October 6, 2015
Quilting a Movement
Real movements for social change need many grassroots leaders—not one charismatic politician. MORE
Features · April 4, 2011
The Rot of D’Souza’s Rant
For the past 30 years, Dinesh D'Souza has fought against virtually every demand for social and racial justice that MORE
Views · October 12, 2010
Coalition to Community
Second-wave feminism always had to grapple with questions of inclusion, democracy and power. The writings of black feminists MORE
Features · April 23, 2004