magazine, a beacon of the cultural and political left, is celebrating 150 years of publishing. As part of its celebration, it's publishing a daily blog called The Almanac
that looks at events on each day of the year and how The Nation covered them.
In this New Books Network journalism podcast, you'll hear Richard Kreitner
, the magazine's archivist, discuss how The Nation
covered the struggle for civil rights including the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark ruling against segregated public schools in 1954; the life and work of the slain African-American leader Malcolm X and poet Langston Hughes's essay on black culture that The Nation published in 1926.
You'll also hear the voices of Martin Luther King, Malcolm X and Langston Hughes.