James Lawson helped coordinate the Freedom Rides in 1961 and the Meredith March in 1966, and while working as a pastor at the Centenary Methodist Church in Memphis, played a major role in the sanitation workers strike of 1968. On the eve of his assassination, Martin Luther King called Lawson "the leading theorist and strategist of nonviolence in the world."
Amherst, Mass. — Jimmy McMillan, the politician, veteran, and activist, comes to Amherst College to encourage students to fight for a more just world.
Robert D. Bullard is the Dean of the Barbara Jordan-Mickey Leland School of Public Affairs at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. He is often described as the father of environmental justice. Listen to his talk about environmental justice.
The idea of the future is something that most seniors do not want to think about so soon, but alas, it is rapidly approaching. I've found that it's best to look at all the positives of college graduation, like earning a degree and...
UMass students organized an event called #UMassUnited for Wednesday, April 16th in response to the Westboro Baptist Church coming to picket Derrick Gordon for coming out as the first openly gay division 1 athlete.
Here I discuss my experience watching loved ones battle a disease for years and how it affected my life and the things I would like to accomplish. My mother, and my boyfriend, Daniel, weigh in on what they saw as they watched me handle both situations so close in time to one another.
Wystan Hugh Auden, who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, and is regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century.
Adrienne Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist. She was called "one of the most widely read and influential poets of the second half of the 20th century", and was credited with bringing "the oppression of women and lesbians to the forefront of poetic discourse."
Audio taken from July 22, 1970 of a locally produced Spanish-language community show that captured live music of agricultural workers in and around Amherst, MA.
Proliferating development is destroying grasslands and the species that thrive within. Pete Westover, conservation planner for Amherst, is working to preserve one such grassland called Atkins Flats. In this segment, Westover gives Laurie a tour of the area.
Originally Aired 9/10/01. Kim Stoner invites Laurie into her garden to introduce a number of insects that threaten the health of her plants. Kim, an entymologist with the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, studies viable ...
Eastern Hemlocks, one of the most common tree species in New England, are dying at an alarming rate from the overwhelming invasion of the woolly adelgid. Laurie catches up with Dave Orwig to unveil the mechanisms of these non-native ...