Category Archives: Movement History

Interview: Ajamu Dillahunt, Long-Time Civil Rights Organizer

This interview originally appeared in Scalawag magazine. Jonathan Michels: You are a part of the New Great Migration of African Americans from the North who moved back down to the South following the Civil Rights Movement. Why did you decide … Continue reading

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The Courthouse Raid at Tierra Amarilla: Remembering Reies Lopez Tijerina

We note with sadness the passing of Reies Lopez Tijerina, one of the great leaders of the Chicano movement. We are republishing the following article—originally published in Forward Motion Magazine #59—which discusses the Alianza Federal de Mercedes that he founded, and … Continue reading

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What Goes Around Comes Around

When I was asked to write on the history of May Day, I took a big gulp. Having never been taught about May Day in either school or college, I had to do some reading. Oh, I knew the basic one sentence, isn’t … Continue reading

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Richard Aoki and Lessons for the Movement

The recent releases of information about Richard Aoki have generated quite a stir. For those who haven’t been following and aren’t familiar, Aoki was a well-known Japanese-American radical starting in the 1960s and ’70s who played a key role in … Continue reading

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SNCC Turns 50

In mid-April the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) is marking its 50th anniversary with a reunion at Shaw University in Raleigh, NC.  FRSO/OSCL is fortunate to count among ourselves SNCC veterans.  SNCC was founded to help shine the light on … Continue reading

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Susan West Friedman Presente!

“I was born into the universe, not just one country… So much to explore, experience, touching, feeling life.  Life does not only belong to me. We all belong to each other.  Just that one thought could take a lifetime to … Continue reading

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A Revolutionary Perspective on Fourth of July

    Frederick Douglass   A Revolutionary Perspective on Fourth of July from Fredrick Douglas:  The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro Forget what you’ve been told: the American Revolution was not a revolution, but a white men’s bourgeois … Continue reading

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Remembering Jackie Robinson

Baseball celebrated one of its most iconic figures ever during the recent 60th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s step onto the dusty field of the Brooklyn Dodgers stadium. Robinson and his family made tall sacrifices in order to be a part … Continue reading

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If a Tree Falls in the Forest…

We stood on her shoulders. All of us race traitors, us "whiggers," us "n—– lovers," and white folks that decided that we'd rather cast ourselves into the identity oblivion than sit one more minute comfortably on the porch of white … Continue reading

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Introducing the Movement Archives

We are pleased to introduce the Movement Archives section of the FRSO website with three documents which will indicate the types of material we hope to put at the disposal of veteran activists and newcomers to the struggle alike: a … Continue reading

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