Chronicles Magazine Memories

The Inner Logic of Civil Rights

As everyone knows, ideas have consequences—some immediate, others slowly unraveling as the idea gradually takes root in the public mind. The latter is precisely what happened with the idea that initiated the civil-rights movement.

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  • Cultural Revolutions

    Gentle Warrior

    Thomas H. Landess died from a sudden illness on January 9, 2012. He was 80 years old. His death was a shock to his family and his many friends. I last heard from Tom two days before his death, an event that was out of mind, so warm and...

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  • Stories

    Ophelia and Genavy

    In one of those arrangements that defy explanation, Ophelia and my mother frequently ate lunch together. Usually—but not always—Ophelia would make the sandwiches or salad, serve my mother, and then fix an identical plate for herself.

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