How Alexander Pushkin Was Inspired By His African Heritage
Alexander Pushkin is known as the quintessential Russian writer, but he took particular inspiration from his African great-grandfather, General Abraham Petrovitch Gannibal.
Cornel West: Neoliberalism Has Failed Us
West speaks on Obama’s legacy, the failures of American empire, and the role of race in Trump’s election.
The Inequality Hidden Within the Race-Neutral GI Bill
While the GI Bill itself was progressive, much of the country still functioned under both covert and blatant segregation.
Old English Has a Serious Image Problem
Although studying the language known as “Anglo-Saxon” helped women advance in the academy, the subject is fraught with racist associations.
What Do Ex-Presidents Do? Ask John Quincy Adams.
Many are speculating about what former president Barack Obama will do in his retirement. Perhaps he will stay as politically involved as John Quincy Adams.
The Historical Need for Black Colleges
Historically black colleges and universities have also been on the forefront of fighting for desegregation.
R.I.P. Gwen Ifill, Pioneering Journalist
Pioneering journalist Gwen Ifill has died. Her career in a white and male-dominated industry inspired many to the profession.
The Rediscovery of Photographer Seydou Keïta
Seydou Keïta captured Bamako life at the turn of independence in Mali. Keïta’s story is mythic and rich, as is that of his art and photography.
The National Book Awards Shortlist
The National Book Awards Shortlist has been announced and wouldn't you know, many of the authors honored have work in JSTOR.
A Telephone Conversation with Malcolm X
This 1965 telephone conversation between Malcolm X and meeting organizers in Paris took place just weeks before his assassination.