Movement Leaders

As James Chaney's family awaited the drive to his burial, 12-year-old Ben gazed outward.  "There were a dozen questions in that look," says photographer Bill Eppridge.

The Lasting Impact of a Civil Rights Icon's Murder

One of three civil rights workers murdered in Mississippi in 1964 was James Chaney. His younger brother would never be the same

“Everybody needs beauty... places to play and pray in, where Nature may heal and cheer and give strength to body and soul alike,” wrote Muir (c. 1902).

John Muir's Yosemite

The father of the conservation movement found his calling on a visit to the California wilderness

Ida B. Wells

Against All Odds

A new play and photo exhibition call attention to Ida B. Wells and her brave fight to end lynching in America

Toussaint Louverture

A Mystery in Miniature

An enigmatic button once decorated the uniform of Haitian liberator Toussaint Louverture

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