How the New Monument to Lynching Unravels a Historical Lie
Lies about history long protected lynching.
Made by History
May 2, 2018
The Compensated Emancipation Act of 1862
While a far cry from full emancipation, it was an important step towards the abolition of slavery.
April 16, 2018
Making Good on the Broken Promise of Reparations
Ignoring the moral imperative of repairing slavery's wounds because it might be “divisive” reinforces a myth of white innocence.
New York Review of Books
March 18, 2019
The Black Radical You’ve Never Heard Of
T. Thomas Fortune changed Black History, and seems to have been forgotten.
February 22, 2019
The Untold Story of Ordinary Black Southerners’ Litigation During the Jim Crow Era
Between the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement, about a thousand black southerners sued whites who had wronged them.
March 27, 2018
What Support for Ilhan Omar Tells Us About the Left
The rising tie between black activism and pro-Palestinian advocacy.
Made by History
March 14, 2019
Sanctuary and the City
Since the 1980s, activists in Philadelphia have argued that the city has always been a refuge for asylum seekers.
March 6, 2019
How Wilma Rudolph Became the World’s Fastest Woman
Wilma Rudolph won three Olympic golds and was among the first athletes to use her celebrity to fight for civil rights.
June 8, 2018
The Single Greatest Witch Hunt in American History, for Real
Wild accusations, alternative facts, special prosecutors—the Salem witch trials of 1692 had it all.
The New Yorker
May 18, 2017
'We Dissent' and the Making of Feminist Memory
Understanding the politics behind Cooper Union's 'We Dissent' exhibition.
November 26, 2018
She Dared to Be Herself: Shirley Chisholm’s Legacy
She is remembered for being a "first," but it was her integrity, courageousness, and conviction that made her an icon.
June 18, 2018
We Still Haven’t Learned From Anita Hill’s Testimony
In the great awakening around sexual harassment, race was politely ushered offstage. That problem persists.
Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
New York Times
September 27, 2018