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.
The Grand Canyon State is now considered a standard-bearer for anti-immigrant backlash. But it didn’t get there on its own. Check our interactive timeline of how the feds pushed Arizona over the right’s edge.
by Barbara Ransby on May 3 2010, 12:00PM
The celebrity academic’s New York Times editorial is not only a disservice to history, it comes at exactly the wrong time in our discourse on race.