Employment of Negroes in Agriculture by Earle Richardson

Racial Violence as Impetus for the Great Migration

Historians traditionally point to economic and social conditions as the primary causes for the Great Migration, but racist hate crimes played a role as well.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speaking at Duke University on November 13, 1964

Colleges’ Reluctant Embrace of MLK Day

The push for a national Martin Luther King holiday prompted a fierce political tug-of-war, on campus and off.
19th century police

The Birth of the “Policed Society”

This summer’s high profile violence by and against police officers has focused public attention on the politics of ...

When Do We Grow Up? After Graduation?

The age when we grow up and begin our adult lives has changed over the years.
Louisiana Purchase

The Politics of the Louisiana Purchase

Much of what the young American Republic did was without precedent, and the Louisiana Purchase of 1803 was ...

Why Racism Is Terrible for Everyone’s Health

Heather Gilligan explores the impact of racism on the fight towards universal health care.