Segregated drinking fountain in use in the American South. Undated photograph. BPA2# 1135.

Much praise has been heaped upon Caste, the new book by Isabel Wilkerson, a former New York Times reporter and author of the best-selling The Warmth of Other Suns, an account of the Great Migration of African Americans out of the South between the 1920s and the 1970s. …

by Felicia Gustin

Educators gather in Washington DC on June 12th National #TeachTruth Day of Action (Photo from Zinn Education Project) Image Description: a multiracial group of people holding signs and a banner that reads #TeachTruth and #WeWontLie in front of the African American Civil War Memorial.

Attempts to censor discussions of race and racism are underway nationwide. GOP lawmakers in at least 21 states are either introducing legislation or have already passed bans that impact K-12 classrooms and in some cases, colleges and universities. …

Throughout February 2021, SURJ Bay Area celebrated Black History Month by highlighting the stories of Black individuals with disabilities, joining others in the #DisabledBlackHistory hashtag on social media. …

By Micki Luckey, from an interview with Heather Appel

A portion of the border wall painted with a butterfly, a symbol of migration. Used with permission from Lili Shidlovski

Note: A July 2020 update from Melissa Flores, AOL Communications Coordinator, has been appended to the end of this blog.

The center for Al Otro Lado was a short walk from the border at Tijuana. To reach it, Heather Appel flew…

A photo essay by Micki Luckey and Lili Shidlovski

Natalie Teyolia Puente paints a mural in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. Photo with artist’s permission by Lili Shidlovski.

Protests against police violence are occurring daily in thousands of cities and towns across the country since the murder of George Floyd by police in Minneapolis on May 25, 2020. The brutality of this modern lynching followed closely upon the killing of Sean Reed, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud…

By Micki Luckey

“We at the Movement For Black Lives believe that it is our mandate, in a moment where the police and vigilantes have increased their terror, that we make a clear and proud commitment to be in Defense of Black Lives.” M4BL

Banner at the June 1 March in Oakland CA naming Black people lost to police violence, with “No Conviction” printed at each name. Photo by Micki Luckey

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)…

Micki Luckey

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