social justice organizations

The Black Panther Party For Self-Defense was a significant social justice group in the 1960’s that was a important precursor to the anti-police brutality movement today. The Panthers believed in self-determination for Black communities and in defending themselves against the police by carrying legal weapons and monitoring police activity in the neighborhoods. Destroyed internally by […]

Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech is etched into the American consciousness because of its call for a truly color-blind society. While that utopian sensibility may fall short of reality, the Dream Defenders are doing their best to bring us closer to that ideal. The group began in Florida in […]