It was a piece of very good news that earlier this year Joe Biden became the 46th president of the United States. I was delighted to see that he had put sculptures of Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King and César Chávez in the Oval Office as one of his first acts of radicalism.

Rosa Parks inspired the bus boycott movement in Montgomery, Alabama. She challenged white supremacy and racial segregation and was lauded by the United States Congress as “the first lady of civil rights” and “the mother of the freedom movement”. Her activism was rooted in the principle of nonviolence. Martin Luther King ...


There are approximately 1015 more words in this article.

To read the rest of this article, please buy this issue, or join the Resurgence Trust. As a member you will receive access to the complete archive of magazines from May 1966.

Buy Issue Join Us

If you are already a member, please Sign in