The first African American of either gender to publish a book of poetry has remained a controversial figure in the black community.
Double identity, present in both Marvel’s Black Panther and in the critical race theory of double-consciousness, enables black American viewers to see their two identities played out on screen.
The nation’s first civil rights monument is a mural portraying the interracial audience at Marion Anderson’s famed Freedom Concert of 1939 on the Washington Mall.
The singer, actor, and activist Paul Robeson had a spectacular rise and then a stunning fall brought on by the Cold War’s pathologizing of dissent.
Poems by African-American poets, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Kwame Dawes, Rita Dove, Langston Hughes, Tyehimba Jess, Kevin Young, and more.
Journalist, physician, and committed black nationalist Martin Delany took Frederick Douglass to task over, among other things, Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin.”
On March 2, 1892, in Memphis, Tennessee, a racially charged mob grew out of a fight between a black and a white youth near People’s Grocery.
2018 marks the 150th anniversary of a number of constitutional conventions in Southern states during Reconstruction. One lasting achievement was creating universal education systems.
How does an African-American, Southern, female artist make a place…
One hundred years ago, the U.S. entered World War I….