The Changing Definition of African-American
How the great influx of people from Africa and the Caribbean since 1965 is challenging what it means to be African-American.
February 1, 2010
A new book shows that for female slaveholders, the business of human exploitation was just as profitable as it was for men.
February 14, 2019
The ‘Loyal Slave’ Photo That Explains the Northam Scandal
The governor’s yearbook picture, like many images before it, reinforces the belief that blacks are content in their oppression.
February 13, 2019
Colorizing and Fictionalizing the Past
The technical wizardry of Peter Jackson's "They Shall Not Grow Old" should not obscure its narrow, outdated storyline.
February 12, 2019
Andrew Jackson: Our First Populist President
He never denounced slavery and was brutal towards American Indians, but remains a popular figure. Why?
The American Conservative
February 8, 2019
America's National Parks Were Never Wild and Untouched
Montana's emblematic Glacier National Park reveals the impact of human history and culture.
Adam M. Sowards
Zócalo Public Square
June 11, 2018
When The President Laughs At Genocide
In the period of a few weeks, President Trump mocked both the Trail of Tears and the Wounded Knee Massacre.
Michael E. Carter
Tropics of Meta
February 10, 2019
Origins of Black History Month
Why did Carter G. Woodson choose February, and what was his vision for the annual commemoration?
Daryl Michael Scott
Association for the Study of African American Life
February 1, 2011
The Quiet Genius of Margalit Fox’s Obituaries
For years, she’s injected subtle, deft works of cultural history into the New York Times.
March 1, 2018
A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching
The powerful National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Alabama is meant to perturb, not console.
New York Times
June 1, 2018
The Decline of Historical Thinking
For the past decade, history has been declining more rapidly than any other major, even as more and more students attend college.
The New Yorker
February 4, 2019
Black History Month
What does Black History Month leave out?
March 7, 2017