The Necessity of Juneteenth
The most famous Emancipation holiday is more necessary now than it has ever been.
Vann R. Newkirk
June 19, 2017
Juneteenth Is for Everyone
The holiday commemorating the end of slavery shouldn't only be celebrated by African Americans.
Kenneth C. Davis
New York Times
June 19, 2015
‘Hey Boy, You Want To Go See A Hangin’?’: A Lynching From A White Southerner’s View
You cannot have reconciliation without empathy. And you can’t have empathy unless people know the past pain that informs our present.
June 9, 2017
Myths & Misunderstandings
Understanding the complex history of the Confederate flag.
The American Civil War Museum
April 25, 2018
R. David Cox: After the Civil War, Robert E. Lee Led the Charge for Reconciliation
Lee should not be defined not only by his time as a Confederate general, but also by his actions after the war was over.
R David Cox
May 27, 2017
The Liberal Delusion of #ResistanceGenealogy
The effort to dig up information about the immigrant ancestors of prominent Trumpsters is doing more harm than good.
May 15, 2018
Making Sense of Robert E. Lee
“It is well that war is so terrible, or we should grow too fond of it.”— Robert E. Lee, at Fredericksburg
Roy Blount, Jr.
July 1, 2003
A reflection on Zora Neale Hurston’s newly-published book, "Barracoon."
The Paris Review
May 7, 2018
Is Technology Bringing History to Life or Distorting It?
History is coming to life, and scholars are debating the merits of this wave of re-creation and manipulation.
May 10, 2018
What Happens When We Forget?
A documentary attempts to remember forgotten lynching victims.
May 7, 2018
What is Trans History?
From activist and academic roots, a field takes shape.
Perspectives on History
May 2, 2018
The Unlikely Paths of Grant and Lee
The two men met at Appomattox. The loser would become a role model, the victor an embarrassment.
April 9, 2015