Moss, a Black government employee with activist experience, was hauled in front of Congress on suspicion of being a Communist.
In 1898, a North Carolina newspaper cartoonist weaponized white fears and tropes of Black predation to stoke a coup d'etat.
Long overlooked in histories of the West, African-American rodeo stars also faced discrimination and erasure in that sport, too.
When idealistic nonviolent activists encountered violence in the South as they registered Black voters, local leaders lent them protection.
Tracing an early front in the culture wars to a trio of evangelical opponents of rock music in the 1950s and '60s.
The "Capital of Black America" was also a world capital, thanks to the influence of West Indian–born artists and writers like Claude McKay.
The historic Buffalo Creek flood tore through a region often exploited by industry—and stereotyped by outsiders.
As one activist said, “If our story is to be told, we will have to write it and photograph it and disseminate it ourselves.”
In the mid-nineteenth century, the law was ambiguous.
In one river town in central Illinois, a wetlands called N— Lake was scapegoated for destructive flooding.