When he was on the chain gang, working on a road crew, a young woman, Patsy Gammage, caught his eye. He managed to start a…View More Winfred Rembert, 75, Dies; Turned Painful Memories Into Art
In 1926, while traveling by train from Wilmington, N.C., to Richmond, Va., the Jamaican-American writer J.A. Rogers was forced to ride in the wooden Jim…View More ‘Traveling Black,’ a Look at the Civil Rights Movement in Motion
WASHINGTON — The White House released the report on Monday of the presidential 1776 Commission, a sweeping attack on liberal thought and activism that calls…View More Trump’s 1776 Commission Critiques Liberalism in Report Derided by Historians
For Antwan T. Lang, a member of the Chatham County Board of Elections in Savannah, Ga., Dr. King’s words meant we cannot be afraid to…View More The Words of Martin Luther King Jr. Reverberate in a Tumultuous Time
As we celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. today — with just a few days until a new administration takes…View More A Message From Martin Luther King Jr.’s Son
There’s an image of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. that’s seared into my mind. Eyes inviting and innocent, face relaxed, the casually dressed…View More The Youthful Movement That Made Martin Luther King Jr.
In some ways, “MLK/FBI,” Sam Pollard’s new documentary, tells a straightforward story suggested by the title. Drawing on long-secret documents — and anticipating the eventual…View More ‘MLK/FBI’ Review: King, Hoover and the Tale of the Tape
In January 2019, the Jefferson Circuit Court ruled in favor of the city, arguing that the state law violated a municipality’s right to free speech.…View More For a Civil Rights Hero, 90, a New Battle Unfolds on His Childhood Street
Incomplete records were kept of Paige’s games in the Negro leagues, which couldn’t afford to hire the kind of record-keepers the major leagues had. The…View More M.L.B.’s Records Were Never Real. But the Racism Was. Ask Satchel Paige.
Joseph R. Biden Jr. marched into adulthood in Bass Weejuns penny loafers. He was known around the University of Delaware campus as the teetotaling semi-jock…View More Joe Biden’s Non-Radical 1960s