The 1988 John Waters film, newly adapted into an NBC live musical, presents a view of racial discrimination that’s by turns naïve and enlightening.
In the mid-1960s, Chicago became the most important test case for implementing civil-rights legislation to prohibit school segregation.
What African Americans lost by aligning with the Democratic Party
Desegregating schools by shuttling kids across town failed. That doesn’t mean the achievability or significance of the original goal must fail, too.
At its core, Barry Goldwater’s campaign threatened blacks’ ability to fully engage in a two-party system.