news

The 'Clotilda,' the Last Known Slave Ship to Arrive in the U.S., Is Found

The discovery carries intense, personal meaning for an Alabama community of descendants of the ship's survivors.
argument

Want to Save the Humanities? Make College Free

It's time to shift the social contract of education away from short-term job training toward long-term development.
antecedent

Betsy DeVos Wants to Resurrect an Old — and Failed — Model of Public Education

Government-funded schools evolved from a broader system of public education that couldn't provide what students needed.
oral history

Charleston-Area Residents Remember the First Time They Ate in White-Owned Restaurants

Their experiences help explain why segregated spaces persist in Charleston's restaurants today.
comparison

‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now

Edward Said's Orientalism is still with us forty years after his influential book’s publication, but it is not the same as it was.
Partner
journal article

The Mob Violence of the Red Summer

In 1919, a brutal outburst of mob violence was directed against African Americans across the United States. White, uniformed servicemen led the charge.
exhibit

This Gen X Mess

The tech, music, style, books, trends, rules, films and pills that made Gen X so... so-so.
debunk

Muslims of Early America

Muslims came to America more than a century before Protestants, and in great numbers. How was their history forgotten?
origin story

Simply Elegant, Morse Code Marks 175 Years and Counting

The code has undergone minor changes since its creation, but its use persists to this day.
satire

Introducing the Brand-New Historic District

A company hopes its construction of a Historic District will satisfy those who are upset with its demolition of historic sites.

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