Block Florida’s Stop W.O.K.E. Act

For more than thirty years, The New Press has published books that facilitate social change, enrich public discourse, and defend democratic values. The New Press has now joined other First Amendment advocates in urging the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold a block on Florida's controversial Stop W.O.K.E. Act by filing an amicus brief with court. 

Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion Features Worn Out’s Alyssa Hardy

The new HBO documentary Brandy Hellville & the Cult of Fast Fashion has been making waves for its bold and shocking coverage of teen clothing franchise Brandy Melville. In the documentary, filmmaker Eva Orner uncovers Brandy Melville’s exploitative methods at every level of operation.

Slaves for Peanuts by Jori Lewis wins 2023 James Beard Book Award  

Inspiring America: Author and Activist Susan Burton

Susan Burton, co-author or Becoming Ms. Burton and founder of A New Way of Life Reentry Project, was named an honoree of NBC News' "Inspiring America: The Inspiration List." "Inspiring America" recognizes ten honorees annually for their efforts to help others. 2023 honorees include Jane Goodall, LeBron James, Yo-Yo Ma, and others.
Studs Terkel - Photo: Nina Subin

Celebrating the Legacy of Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel, the legendary author and oral historian, was born 111 years ago this week. Born on May 16th in 1912, Terkel defined broadcast journalism in the mid-20th century with his radio program "The Studs Terkel Program" and went on to write some of the most famous oral histories of his time, with the encouragement of New Press founding director André Schiffren. Terkel stood witness to some of recent history’s most difficult and most formative moments, from the Great Depression to the Civil Rights Movement.

Teach Banned History Partnership with the Zinn Education Project

In the face of growing attacks on the teaching of history, The New Press is partnering with the Zinn Education Project to send books to teachers and teacher educators in Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Iowa, New Hampshire, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas.

Nikole Hannah-Jones, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr. to Receive Social Justice Awards at The New Press’s 30th Anniversary Gala

The 2022 honorees will be celebrated at the Edison Ballroom in New York City on November 16, 2022

Marjoleine Kars, photo credit Tim Ford, UMBC

The New Press Congratulates Marjoleine Kars on the 2021 Cundill History Prize

The New Press is delighted that Marjoleine Kars has been awarded this year’s Cundill History Prize and congratulates her on this outstanding achievement. This great honor recognizes and rewards the best history writing in English from anywhere in the world.

What Is Critical Race Theory and Why Is It Under Attack?

To say that there is an ongoing debate over critical race theory (CRT) in the United States today is to miss the importance of what’s actually happening in courtrooms in Illinois, in classrooms in Wisconsin, in th

The New Press Congratulates Abdulrazak Gurnah on the 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature

Abdulrazak Gurnah was announced by the Nobel Committee as this year’s winner of the esteemed international literature prize. The award cited Gurnah’s “uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” Born in 1948 in Zanzibar, off the east coast of Africa, Gurnah is Emeritus Professor of English and Postcolonial Literature at the University of Kent, and is the author of 10 novels.


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