Even after slavery ended, or maybe because it did, lynching surged. And the terror infliction moved from the plantation into the general populace. Often, the…View More Lessons From Lynchings
In May of that year, Napoleon resolved the conflict by issuing a decree allowing slavery to be maintained. The Republic’s legislative body subsequently ratified the…View More Napoleon Isn’t a Hero to Celebrate
[To read more stories on race from The New York Times, sign up here for our Race/Related newsletter.] In one of the largest efforts by…View More Catholic Order Pledges $100 Million to Atone for Slave Labor and Sales
This imaginative leap is most on display in spirituals. These are the songs, born from rhythms of stolen labor, that enslaved Black people invented on…View More Black Spirituals as Poetry and Resistance
On Jan. 27, the U.S.D.A. announced an immediate moratorium on debt collection and foreclosure for the more than 12,000 farmers who are behind in payments…View More Black Farmers May Finally Get the Help They Deserve
In the culture wars that spilled over during President Donald Trump’s time in office, the most visible flash point was whether to preserve or destroy…View More After the Riot, What’s the Future of Art in the Capitol?
Over the next 40 minutes, there were speeches, votes, broken promises and bloody conflicts. Several people were assassinated. Eventually it seemed as though two factions…View More He Wants to Save Classics From Whiteness. Can the Field Survive?
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
As with so much in our lives, Thanksgiving has become a cultural battleground. Politicians and pundits debate whether we should use the day to memorialize…View More Thanksgiving Is a Celebration of Freedom
Weather: Keep an umbrella handy: Rain could get heavy in the afternoon. High in the low to mid-70s. Alternate-side parking: Suspended today for Veterans Day.…View More An Alarming Virus Trend on Staten Island