Stories about "Black Lives Matter"
To address today’s problems, look to Ella Baker, says scholar-activist Barbara Ransby

Thursday, March 28, 2019 4:19 pm

In her postponed Martin Luther King Jr. Day keynote, the renowned historian helps us parlay lessons of the past into a brighter future.

Shaun King: We won’t recover from the dip in our humanity by accident

Thursday, October 13, 2016 10:52 am

"Sometimes human beings are amazing, and sometimes they're really terrible," said Shaun King in his talk in Gomes Chapel on Oct. 11. And the U.S. is in one of those latter eras.

Peniel Joseph, Tufts University historian and author, delivers Bates' 2015 MLK Day keynote address. (Phyllis Graber Jensen/Bates College)
MLK Day keynote: Black Lives Matter movement is a sign of hope

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:19 pm

What does the Black Lives Matter movement really want? In his keynote address during Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances at Bates College, historian Peniel Joseph had an answer.