Stories about Civil Rights

OPINION: Let’s abolish Columbus Day

It's time to find another way to celebrate Italian-American heritage

Lessons from Stop the Draft Week 50 years ago

In 1967, protesters filled the streets of Oakland to stop the draft. Seven faced serious charges -- and their message still resonates today

Oscar Acosta, Chicano revolutionary, finally gets his historical due

Documentary takes a serious look at a brilliant, troubled leader who has been largely eclipsed by his friendship with Hunter Thompson

Dolores Huerta, filling the screen

Speaking with the civil rights leader and organizer about surviving Trump -- and new bio-pic, 'Dolores.'

1967 was not the Summer of Love in Detroit

A gut-wrenching movie shows the contrast between the Peace and Love Era and the real world of inner cities

Newsom’s lawyer says voters can’t be trusted

In stunning argument, Lite Gov's legal team says land use decisions should be taken away from voters -- and that the Port's future should be all about big-money development

Silent is golden

The 22nd SF Silent Film festival bring to light some breathtaking discoveries along with familiar classics.

When hate speech became a movement

Just over a year ago Microsoft introduced Tay, an AI chatbot that was designed to learn from and replicate online chatter. Tay, according to...