Photograph: Chinese workers  on the Oregon and California Railroad, circa 1888.  

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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.
Phillis Wheatley

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.
Talladega College

The Historical Need for Black Colleges

Historically black colleges and universities have also been on the forefront of fighting for desegregation.
Illustration of a girl reading.

#1000BlackGirlBooks and the Importance of Diversity in Children’s Literature

The importance of diversity in children's literature, especially for young children of color.