by Thoai Lu on March 29 2011, 11:45AM
Rebecca Lanier is 119 years old but, like most black Americans of her time, was never issued a birth certificate.
by Benjamin Greenberg on March 22 2011, 11:10AM
The 91-year-old’s family still wants a formal apology for the failure to investigate and prosecute her rapists for nearly 70 years.
by Benjamin Greenberg on March 16 2011, 3:00AM
She was one of literally uncounted black women who were assaulted without justice in Jim Crow’s South.
by Jamilah King on February 11 2011, 9:55AM
The stories of countless black women who were raped by white men during the civil rights era have gone overlooked entirely.
by Jamilah King on February 10 2011, 1:17PM
Because Nathan Bedford Forrest wasn’t just a confederate hero and KKK leader. He was a genius, according to supporters.
by Imara Jones on January 19 2011, 10:12AM
An 1860 census of the American South reveals much more than the region’s demography.
by Tim Wise on January 17 2011, 8:00AM
Today’s remembrances abstract non-violence from justice, colorblindness from racial equity and public service from radical social transformation.
by Barbara Ransby on January 14 2011, 9:51AM
Civil rights historian Barbara Ransby says we are all King’s political heirs.
by Benjamin Greenberg on January 12 2011, 10:17AM
There were many more killings than those of activists. A Louisiana black businessman’s murder is the latest case reporters have reopened.
by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 4:00PM
We’re still living out the Southern Strategy Republicans dreamed up in the 1960s.
by Greg Varner on October 1 2010, 10:00AM
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author discusses her definitive new study of the Great Migration with ColorLines.
by Barbara Ransby on September 15 2010, 10:46AM
Government snoops were always close confidants.
A look at real message in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.