Fifty years ago, the hot topic in the Post was integration. We begin a series on the Post‘s civil rights reporting with original material from Martin Luther King Jr., James Meredith, Malcolm X, and other influential civil rights leaders and journalists.
By 1963, black Americans were taking control of the fight for civil rights. Read More »
In 1954, the White Citizens’ Councils began a campaign of intimidation to shut down the movement toward integration. Read More »
The Supreme Court ordered an end to segregated schooling, but the transition would not come easily. Read More »
Throughout the ‘50s, white homeowners were panicking at the thought of blacks moving into their neighborhoods. Read More »
In 1940, civil rights activist and NAACP leader Walter White wrote a column for the Post examining how black Americans’ desire to serve their country was held back by government discrimination. Read More »