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  • The Next Lost Cause?

    by Caroline E. Janney

    The South’s mythology glamorized a noble defeat. Trump backers may do the same.



  • Black Women’s Long Struggle for Voting Rights

    "As historian Faye E. Dudden writes in 'Fighting Change,' her book on the suffrage movement in the Reconstruction period, Stanton dipped her pen into a tincture of white racism and sketched a reference to a nightmarish figure, the black rapist'.”



  • Returning From War, Returning to Racism

    Historians and scholars including Ira Katznelson, Jeffrey Sammons, Edward Humes, Richard Rothstein, David H. Onkst, and Charissa Threat describe the difficulties faced by Black veterans of World War II returning to a racist society. 



  • US History: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

    John Oliver takes a look at how the history of race in America is taught in schools, how we can make those teachings more accurate, and why it’s in everyone's best interest to understand the most realistic version of the past.



  • Africa's Medieval Golden Age

    by François-Xavier Fauvelle

    During the Middle Ages, while Europe fought, traded, explored and evolved, Africa was a continent in darkness, 'without history' – or so the traditional western narrative runs. In fact, as François-Xavier Fauvelle reveals, it was a shining period in which great African cultures flourished.



  • Dropping ‘Pettus’ Is a Bridge Too Far

    by Jonathan Zimmerman

    Advocates of renaming the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma for John Lewis are disregarding Lewis's published thoughts on the subject. 



  • Congresswomen Of Color Have Always Fought Back Against Sexism

    by Dana Frank

    When he called Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez “crazy” and “out of her mind” because he didn’t like her politics, Ted Yoho was harking back to Edgar Berman’s narrative that a political woman who dares to speak up is constitutionally insane.



  • The Death of Hannah Fizer

    by Adam Rothman and Barbara J. Fields

    Those seeking genuine democracy must fight like hell to convince white Americans that what is good for black people is also good for them: Reining in murderous police, investing in schools rather than prisons, and providing universal healthcare.