At 63, I Threw Away My Prized Portrait of Robert E. Lee
I was raised to venerate Lee the principled patriot—but I want no association with Lee the defender of slavery.
Stanley A. McChrystal
October 23, 2018
The Archivists of Extinction
Architectural history in an era of capitalist ruin.
October 19, 2018
Were the Founders Against Slavery All Along?
A new book argues that despite certain compromises, the Constitution’s writers were careful to plant the seeds of abolition.
Khalil Gibran Muhammad
New York Times
October 18, 2018
Forgiving the Unforgivable: Geronimo’s Descendants Seek to Salve Generational Trauma
Traveling to the heart of Mexico for a Ceremonia del Perdón.
November 21, 2017
How Pocahontas—The Myth and the Slur—Props Up White Supremacy
The roots of the attacks on Elizabeth Warren.
Made by History
October 16, 2018
America's Few Latino Historical Sites Languish, Forgotten and Decaying
A makeshift memorial in New Mexico dedicated to Hispanic Union soldiers "looks like just a taco stand, without any tacos."
October 14, 2018
Not Even Trump Wants to Praise Robert E. Lee
Most of President Donald Trump's 20th-century predecessors expressed profound admiration for Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
October 15, 2018
Matthew Shepard Will Be Interred at Washington National Cathedral, 20 Years After Death
After he was murdered, Shepard became a symbol of violence against gay people. He has never been laid to rest.
New York Times
October 11, 2018
How Americans Described Evil Before Hitler
Commentators compared the Nazi leader to Napoleon, Philip of Macedon, and Nebuchadnezzar.
October 9, 2018
Columbus Day Is the Most Important Day of Every Year
Acknowledging the truth about colonialism is crucial if we want to comprehend the world around us today.
October 12, 2015
What Became of the Taíno?
The Indians who greeted Columbus were believed to have died out. But a search for their descendants yielded surprising results.
Robert M. Poole
October 1, 2011
We Really Still Need Howard Zinn
Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on why it's so important to tell the stories of people who have fueled social justice movements.
September 27, 2018