During the period after the Civil War, African Americans gained political power yet faced the backlash of White supremacy. Understanding Reconstruction is also essential for exploring Black power, resilience, and excellence.
When the Rev. Al Sharpton implored White America to “get your knee off our necks” at the memorial of George Floyd, his words were carried by news outlets across the globe.
Freedom on the Move is a database collecting these ads, which help form a more complete picture of slavery and the enslaved.
Black Americans braved police violence at Selma and galvanized support for the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years later, the Supreme Court’s Shelby decision ushered in a new era of racially targeted voter suppression.
Students suing the Ivy League say rather than helping to dismantle the system of “human caging,” the school is profiting from it.
For five years Biscuitville has observed Black History Month with poetry gatherings.
African American food culture is one of the only aspects of African American identity that represents an unbroken line from Africa to present-day America.
The integration of Major League Baseball was a giant step forward in racial equity, but it also spelled an end to the era of the Negro Leagues.
The Slave Dwelling Project creates transformational experiences for Black and White participants.
Diving With A Purpose is training Black divers to assist in the documentation and preservation of slave ship wrecks.
Ericka Hart is uplifting the experiences of historically marginalized people.