NPR's Michel Martin speaks with two youth organizers, Calla Walsh and Thomas Chaplain, about how to get involved with civic life when you're too young to vote.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kenisha Tucker, co-founder of the Hidden Figures of Madison, a project that highlights the contributions of African Americans to the history of Madison, N.J.
In the upheaval following the murder of George Floyd, passionate debates ignited across America about what to do with the remnants of the Civil War. It divided Jacksonville, Fla.
U.S. schools are debating removing Confederate names. As part of NPR's series on democracy, We Hold These Truths, we examine the debate at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Kara Clark, chief of staff for New York state Sen. Jabari Brisport, about how to become civically engaged.
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with Congressman Joe Neguse (D-Colo.) about how and why he decided to get involved in politics and civic life.
Owning a home is a part of the American dream. It's also the key to building intergenerational wealth. But Black Americans continue to face discrimination in housing, including through higher costs.
Stanley Martin wants to rethink Rochester police — a radical new plan to abolish the police gradually. Others also talk about "reimagining" police, though they mean the same word very differently.
Sugar Hill was a wealthy, Black Los Angeles neighborhood whose residents played a role in lifting racially restrictive covenants — only to eventually be erased by another force of racial segregation.
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with writer Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor about the racist real estate practices that ensured wealth accumulated along racial lines, even after housing discrimination became illegal.
In the 1950s, the city of Compton was nearly all-white. But by the 1970s, it had turned majority Black — in part due to a state-sanctioned predatory real estate practice called blockbusting.
As part of NPR's series on democracy, Morning Edition visits Rochester, N.Y., to observe how the national debate around "defund the police" is playing out among city leaders.