Adolph Reed Jr.

Adolph Reed Jr.: The Perils of Race Reductionism

...D.C., Arkansas, and eventually New Orleans, which he considers home—and often found himself discussing politics around the dinner table. When he became a student at the University of North Carolina,...
Ho Chi Minh, 1921

The First Vietnamese in America

...of a Vietnamese in America” is in a 1912 letter from New York City. The author, Nguyễn Tất Thành, got to North America working in the kitchen of a French...
Photograph: Mary Malone records Henry Higgs for the Woman's Club oral history project from a Miami Herald article of June 19, 1975.

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How to Gather the Oral Histories of COVID-19

...part of North Brooklyn Narratives, a volunteer-led neighborhood oral history of 2020, which I launched this summer through North Brooklyn Mutual Aid, to collect and preserve stories, experiences, and memories...
The cover of a music book for the musical "He's Up Against The Real Thing Now," starring Bert Williams and George Walker, 1898

When Black Celebrities Wore Blackface

...many African Americans coming north in the earliest waves of the Great Migration, was full of stoops stuffed with folks trying to beat the heat. In the early morning hours...
Morgan Jerkins

Morgan Jerkins: Exploring the Multitudes within American Blackness

The story of displacement is the story of Black lives in America. Between 1916 and 1970, six million African Americans left the South and headed elsewhere—to the North, West, Midwest—in...
Two police officers in full riot gear arrest a Black man during a breakout of rioting and looting on the West side of Detroit, Michigan, July 23, 1967.

The Detroit Rebellion

...unity. Suspicion pervaded on both sides. Until the great migration north, most Black workers were agricultural workers. When, alongside many white workers, they migrated to cities in the North, a...
Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas by Mrs. Charles Stephenson

Juneteenth and the Emancipation Proclamation

...(2004): 1-22. “In the jubilation that surrounded the arrival of emancipation, free blacks in the North and enslaved blacks in the South rejoiced at the sound of Lincoln’s name and...
An illustration of Charivari by Jean-Jacques Grandville, 1831

Ye Olde Morality-Enforcement Brigades

...North American versions of this boisterous practice during its last hurrah in the late nineteenth century. There were different kinds of charivari, in both the city and the country, explains...
Ulysses S. Grant between 1860 and 1865

Why Ulysses S. Grant Was More Important Than You Think

...gesture of unity between North and South, with an eye toward reconciliation after the war. But Johnson was unsuited to the tasks of Reconstruction, particularly leading the Republic in accepting...
Writer Ta-Nehisi Coates testifies during a hearing on slavery reparations held by the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties on June 19, 2019.

The Case for Reparations Is Nothing New

...into the halls of power: The National Coalition of Blacks in North America. Why, some may ask, is Dorothy Lewis referred to as Queen Mother within the grassroots reparations movement?...