Jeanne Theoharis is distinguished professor of political science at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She is the author of numerous books and articles on the civil rights and Black Power movements, the politics of race and education, social welfare, and civil rights in post-9/11 America, including the award-winning "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Park" and, most recently, "A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History."
VoicesThe Right Way to Honor John Lewis: Restore and Extend the Voting Rights Act
Today’s activists are picking up the baton with the kind of courage, persistence, and belief in disruption Lewis showed. Let’s not settle for a bridge name.
Comey Says FBI’s Surveillance of MLK Was “Shameful” — but Comey’s FBI Targeted Black Activists and Muslim Communities Anyway
Under Comey’s leadership, the FBI carried out surveillance of Black Lives Matter activists, American Muslims, and others.
“I Feel Like a Despised Insect”: Coming of Age Under Surveillance in New York
An undercover NYPD cop falsely befriended my students at Brooklyn College in the name of counterterrorism. The harm to their own security has been severe.