Kasia Anderson / TruthdigMar 7, 2016
Though for the most part she spent her later years as a private citizen, Nancy Reagan was also a longtime public figure and emblematic of an era in American political history. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigNov 2, 2015
Fred Thompson's political career spanned several decades and included some unique twists. The former Tennessee senator died in Nashville on Sunday. Dig deeper ( 1 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigAug 17, 2015
He rose to national prominence as a vocal force in the civil rights movement, and over the long arc of his career, Julian Bond blended the personal and political in ways that created and transformed societal structures. Bond, 75, died Saturday in the Gulf Coast city of Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigFeb 11, 2015
The integrity of journalism has suffered many blows in recent years, including corporate takeovers, advertorials and rank desperation. It is a small tragedy, then, to lose one of the profession's brightest and most unfaltering voices. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Kasia Anderson / TruthdigNov 24, 2014
Marion Barry Jr., who began his career in public service during the civil rights era and spent four terms as mayor of Washington, D.C., died late Saturday night in his hometown at age 78. Dig deeper ( 3 Min. Read )
Amy Goodman / TruthdigMay 29, 2014
In remembering Maya Angelou, it is important to recall her commitment to the struggle for equality, not just for herself, or for women, or for African-Americans. Dig deeper ( 4 Min. Read )
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