Emmett Till was a boy of fourteen when he was lynched in Mississippi. The press would influence public opinion, and the outcome of the trial.
Feminists supported universal childcare as a means of allowing women to advance in the workforce. But did this argument focus mostly on white women?
In her new book, Wandering in Strange Lands, Morgan Jerkins takes a deeply personal look at the effects of the Great Migration.
Rosenwald schools, named for a philanthropist, were funded mostly by Black people of the segregated South.
The handsome Founding Father has always had a robust fandom—even before the ten-dollar bill, or a certain musical.
As an outspoken lawyer, the future congresswoman defended a Black man accused of raping a white woman.
Black abolitionist David Ruggles opened the first Black-owned bookstore in 1834, pointing the way to freedom—in more ways than one.
A longstanding idea about southern segregation is that it was more "intimate" than its northern counterpart. What's the truth?
Two industrial workers, members of Detroit’s League of Revolutionary Black Workers, share experiences with political organizing and education.
From 1964 to 1972, at least 300 U.S. cities faced violent upheavals, the biggest led by the League of Revolutionary Black Workers, in Detroit.