The African American Patriot, who died in the Boston Massacre, was erased from visual history. Black abolitionists revived his memory.
In December 1969, radical German students reached out to the increasingly politicized black GIs. Together, they organized a series of rallies and teach-ins at German universities.
On the 55th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, U.S. courts are still divided about African Americans’ right to wear their natural hair in the workplace.
The famous novelist worked to fight the psychological cost of black oppression.
Before American concepts of race took hold in the newly-acquired Louisiana, early 19th-century New Orleans had large population of free people of color.
This non-exhaustive list of readings in African American Studies highlights the vibrant history of the discipline and introduces the field.