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.
In 1881, Prudential announced that insurance policies held by black adults would be worth one-third less than the same plans held by whites.
Oberlin College was founded by religious idealists committed to abolitionism and integration. Then public attitudes began to shift.
In the 19th century, students at American medical schools stole the corpses of recently-buried African Americans to be used for dissection.
Dorothy Porter, a Black woman pioneer in library and information science, created an archive that structured a new field.