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Tyler Perry

Tyler Perry on MLK's Legacy
50 years after the civil rights leader’s death, he talks about push to keep moving forward


View of the front line of demonstrators during the March on Washington over clasped hands

Boycotts, Movements and Marches
Events that initiated social change during the civil rights movement

three men sitting at a lunch counter

Powerful Moments in Civil Rights
Revisiting the Voices of Civil Rights project


Van Jones

Tomorrow's Leaders: 13 Faces to Watch
11 activists under 50 carrying the torch for change

Egyptians wave the national flag in Cairo's Tahrir Square during a rally


Young Activists Lead the Charge in These 5 Global Movements
From Tahrir Square to March for Our Lives, students are at the forefront


Three teenage students during a gun control walk out

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Age Hasn’t Stopped Young Black Activists in the Past
Today’s teens’ fight for gun control is inspiring, but young black activists have been there before 

John Lewis, standing in front of a Smithsonian exibit

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CNN: The Legacy of SNCC: A Civil Rights History
John Lewis, above, was the youngest of the Big Six civil rights leaders and chairman of the SNDC

Group of teenage students protesting with signs and fists in the air

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We need Action! Lessons From the History of Political Activism
We need a plan for engagement — and what happens next