Black women shopped at department store counters, but they weren't welcome to work where they spent their money.
One of the minor themes of 2019 was the revelation that various prominent white politicians had once worn blackface. The question is: why?
Theories abound. Historian William H. Lambert considers the origin of the address and the mythology surrounding its composition.
Jarena Lee was the first female preacher in the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In 1836, she published her autobiography.