Second Chance Month is new, but concerns about job prospects, losing the right to vote, and high recidivism rates for the formerly incarcerated are not.
Portia K. Maultsby documents the course of African American music, tracing the histories of the sounds alongside the histories of the people who made them.
These collective rituals of death brought meaning and identity to urban, working-class youth.
In Early America, some prestigious residents advocated for the replacement of cane sugar, supplied by enslaved workers, with maple sugar from family farms.
The mobilization of housewives in 1950s California echoes through US national politics in the twenty-first century.
Pullman resisted hiring women and did his best to keep attention away from the company’s female employees.
One focus of the 1960s struggle for civil rights in the North were the construction industries of Philadelphia, New York and Cleveland.
The two-time Nobel winner helped preserve her native Polish language, and undertook her education, at a time when these acts were potentially treasonous.
The Black feminist collective's 1977 statement has been a bedrock document for academics, organizers and theorists for 45 years.
HBO's The Gilded Age has done its homework on Black History, creating a character based upon real life wealthy Black women of the time.