The Voting Rights Act 1965: Annotated
The passing of the Voting Rights Act in August 1965 prohibited the use of Jim Crow laws and discriminatory tests to disenfranchise Black voters.
The Chinese Exclusion Act: Annotated
The passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 marked the first time the United States prohibited immigration based on ethnicity and national origin.
The Privileged and Impoverished Life of Phillis Wheatley
The first African American of either gender to publish a book of poetry has remained a controversial figure in the black community.
The Historical Need for Black Colleges
Historically black colleges and universities have also been on the forefront of fighting for desegregation.
#1000BlackGirlBooks and the Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature
The importance of diversity in children's literature, especially for young children of color.