Racial Violence as Impetus for the Great Migration
Historians traditionally point to economic and social conditions as the primary causes for the Great Migration, but racist hate crimes played a role as well.
The Racism of History Textbooks
How history textbooks reinforced narratives of racism, and the fight to change those books from the 1940s to the present.
World War I Vets as the Vanguard of the ‘New Negro’
World War I saw several hundred thousand African-American soldiers discharged from a virulently segregated U.S. military into a virulently segregated society
The Triumphant Return of Jacob Lawrence
Jacob Lawrence’s Great Migration series heads back to NYC where it first debuted. The lasting influence of Jacob Lawrence and his series is inarguable.