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African American history



  • The Long History of American Slavery Reparations

    by Manisha Sinha

    From the colonial era to today, the bitter legacy of bondage and racial oppression has sparked demands for compensation, with some successes and many broken promises.


  • The Problem with The Rosa Parks Barbie

    by Andrea S. Johnson

    Rosa Parks wasn't just a tired seamstress with aching feet. The true story of Rosa Parks that historians have worked hard to reconstruct is continually lost in public consumption.



  • The Great Land Robbery

    by Vann R. Newkirk II

    A war waged by deed of title has dispossessed 98 percent of black agricultural landowners in America.