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As America’s 250th Birthday Nears, the Shape of Its Origin Story Shifts

It’s been a tough year for 1776. On Jan. 6, rioters entered the U.S. Capitol, some waving 13-starred “1776” flags. Two weeks later, President Trump’s…

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‘Critical Race Theory’ And How American History Is Taught

The debate over how American schools should teach about race and racial history has reached a curious juncture, in which it’s becoming hard to tell…

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Clint Smith on ‘How the Word Is Passed’

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | How to Listen Clint Smith’s “How the Word Is Passed” is about how places in the United…

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Juneteenth Reminds Us Just How Far We Have to Go

The Northern struggle made clear that abolishing slavery would not, on its own, lead to justice or even basic fairness for free Black Americans. In…

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