The Black feminist collective's 1977 statement has been a bedrock document for academics, organizers and theorists for 45 years.
According to one criminologist, “constructing public space as dangerous to women ... reinforces traditional gender norms which emphasize women as vulnerable."
The first stories about the beating of Rodney King in two major newspapers focused on racial injustice. But that changed.
Beah Richards is best known as an actor, but in 1951 she wrote a sweeping poem that influenced the Civil Rights Movement.
Originally produced as an exploitation film that drew on racial stereotypes, the ironic revival of Reefer Madness made it a cult classic for stoners.