1962 Cuba protest put Bloomington on the map of political conflict

Before the Chicago Seven and the Wilmington Ten, there were the Bloomington Three. Indiana University student activists Jim Bingham, Ralph Levitt and Tom Morgan were charged 50 years ago with plotting to overthrow the government of Indiana, and their case became a cause célèbre for the left, foreshadowing the anti-war and civil-rights politics that rocked […]

Professor links housing segregation, Trayvon Martin tragedy

IU law professor Jeannine Bell makes an interesting point about the death of Trayvon Martin in a recent op-ed — one that holds regardless of what you think about the verdict that George Zimmerman was not guilty of a crime in connection with the Florida shooting. Writing in the San Francisco Chronicle, she argues that, […]