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NPR

ROBERT GRAETZ, ONLY WHITE PASTOR TO BACK MONTGOMERY BUS BOYCOTT, DIES AT 92. The Lutheran church did not have many ordained African American ministers in 1955, so when a call […]
NPR

Associated Press

ROSA PARKS’ HOME DISPLAYED IN ITALY AS US RACE TENSIONS RISE. The run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott […]
Associated Press

Washington Post

MARIAN ANDERSON’S LINCOLN MEMORIAL CONCERT WASN’T THE MOMENT OF SOCIAL RECONCILIATION WE LIKE TO THINK. With one little click, suddenly I was down the memory hole. I had been writing […]
Washington Post

History

HOW TEDDY ROOSEVELT’S BELIEF IN A RACIAL HIERARCHY SHAPED HIS POLICIES. (K)nown for his boundless energy and brash, adventurous spirit, (he) possessed one of the biggest personalities of any American […]
History

America Magazine

WHY ‘FEELING RIGHT’ ON RACE IS NOT—AND NEVER HAS BEEN—ENOUGH. Almost 170 years ago, Uncle Tom’s Cabin helped to propel many progressive, elite white women toward abolitionist sympathies. When President Abraham Lincoln, as […]
America Magazine

Time

‘IT’S A STRUGGLE THEY WILL WAGE ALONE’. HOW BLACK WOMEN WON THE RIGHT TO VOTE. The 19th Amendment, ratified a century ago on Aug. 18, 1920, is often hailed for […]
Time

WBUR (Boston)

A ‘TOUCHSTONE’ FOR EQUALITY AND RACIAL JUSTICE: REFLECTING ON CRISPUS ATTUCKS’ LEGACY AT OLD STATE HOUSE. Crispus Attucks was the first person shot and killed by British troops during the Boston […]
WBUR (Boston)

NPR

EXCAVATION BEGINS FOR POSSIBLE MASS GRAVE FROM 1921 TULSA RACE MASSACRE. Nearly a century ago, Tulsa, Okla., was the site of one of the most brutal race massacres in U.S. […]
NPR

VOA

PRESERVATIONISTS RACE TO SAVE BLACK HISTORY SITES BEFORE THEY VANISH. From New York to Alabama to Oregon, many tangible displays of African American culture and heritage are in deep disrepair. Due to a lack […]
VOA

Newsweek

WHAT IS A RED TAIL? WASHINGTON RENAMING COULD HONOR WW2 TUSKEGEE AIRMEN. Monday [is] a watershed moment in the history of the Washington Redskins, with the reference to Native Americans set […]
Newsweek