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Watch the Only Live Recording of John Coltrane Playing 'A Love Supreme' Play

Watch the Only Live Recording of John Coltrane Playing ‘A Love Supreme’

by Jamilah King on December 10 2014, 1:15PM

On July 26, 1965, the legendary musician performed it live for the first and only time of his career.

Topics: Culture

Here's How Los Angeles Built Its Photo Archive of Communities of Color

Here’s How Los Angeles Built Its Photo Archive of Communities of Color

by Jamilah King on June 13 2014, 10:28AM

The Los Angeles Library’s “Shades of L.A.” photo archive contains more than 10,000 images of black, Latino and Asian-American families.

Topics: Culture

Time to Pull Out Your Asian-American Family's Home Movies

Time to Pull Out Your Asian-American Family’s Home Movies

by Julianne Hing on January 3 2014, 4:55PM

Forget the faux-retro Instagram filters. We’re talking legitimately old footage.

Topics: Media, /NOW

Book of 'Black Quotations' Offers New Way to Look Back at History

Book of ‘Black Quotations’ Offers New Way to Look Back at History

by Von Diaz on November 27 2013, 10:15AM

Consider this new book among your holiday gift ideas.

Topics: /NOW

May 17, 1954: Supreme Court Rules Racial Segregation in Schools Unconstitutional

by Jorge Rivas on May 17 2013, 5:11PM

On May 17, 1954, the United State Supreme Court decided a case that changed the course of American history.

Topics: /NOW, Schools & Youth

What Is Alabama's Problem With the Voting Rights Act?

What Is Alabama’s Problem With the Voting Rights Act?

by Brentin Mock on February 26 2013, 8:46AM

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week in a case that could deeply gut the historic law. To understand where this is going, it’s crucial to know how we got here.

Topics: Voting Rights, History, Politics, Voting Rights Act

The Unique Importance of This Year's International Women's Day Photo

The Unique Importance of This Year’s International Women’s Day

by Hatty Lee on March 8 2012, 9:06AM

While Washington squabbles over the right to control female bodies, women around the globe have long been fighting back, speaking up, and creating change.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality

Public viewing for Etta James in Los Angeles

Public viewing for Etta James in Los Angeles

by Jorge Rivas on January 24 2012, 3:37PM

A public viewing for the late Etta James will be held at Inglewood Cemetery Mortuary on Friday

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

A Political Obituary of Etta James

A Political Obituary of Etta James

by Kenyon Farrow on January 24 2012, 9:09AM

James’s personal and artistic journey has a lot to teach us about the shifting politics of race, class and feminist politics over the course of the last half century. Kenyon Farrow explores the late icon’s history.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Etta James, History

W.E.B. DuBois's Color Line From 1900, in Visuals

W.E.B. DuBois’s Color Line From 1900, in Visuals

by Hatty Lee on March 11 2011, 10:00AM

Sociology students from Atlanta University created the graphs for Exposition Universelle in Paris.

Topics: History

Mapping America's Brutal Past, and Humanity's Capacity for Revolt

Mapping America’s Brutal Past, and Humanity’s Capacity for Revolt

by Imara Jones on January 19 2011, 10:12AM

An 1860 census of the American South reveals much more than the region’s demography.

Topics: History

Remembering MLK: The Things We've Forgotten Would Guide Us

Remembering MLK: The Things We’ve Forgotten Would Guide Us

by Barbara Ransby on January 14 2011, 9:51AM

Civil rights historian Barbara Ransby says we are all King’s political heirs.

Topics: History, MLK Day

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down How the Racist Political Past is Present

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down How the Racist Political Past is Present

by Julianne Hing on October 20 2010, 4:00PM

We’re still living out the Southern Strategy Republicans dreamed up in the 1960s.

Topics: 2010 Elections, History

Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Generations of Black Immigrants

Isabel Wilkerson Talks About Generations of Black Immigrants

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.

Topics: Arts & Culture, History

Charges That a Civil Rights Hero Was an FBI Spy Shouldn't Shock Us

Charges That a Civil Rights Hero Was an FBI Spy Shouldn’t Shock Us

by Barbara Ransby on September 15 2010, 10:46AM

Government snoops were always close confidants.

Topics: History, National Security

Fall Reading List: From Border Kids to the Great Migration

Fall Reading List: From Border Kids to the Great Migration

by Greg Varner on September 14 2010, 9:47AM

NPR’s Michele Norris mines her past, a historian brings black migration to life, a kid finds his deported mom, plus Edwidge Danticat, Charlie Chan and more.

Topics: Arts & Culture

King's Movement Was More Interested in Justice Than Harmony Photo

King’s Movement Was More Interested in Justice Than Harmony

by Hatty Lee, Kai Wright on August 28 2010, 1:10PM

A look at real message in Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

Topics: History, Kai Wright

Glenn Beck's MLK Dream is Perverse, But What's Our Vision?

Glenn Beck’s MLK Dream is Perverse, But What’s Our Vision?

by Kai Wright on August 26 2010, 11:00AM

Beck and the right have been the loudest national voices on race for too long.

Topics: Glenn Beck, History, Kai Wright, Politics

The 90th Anniversary of a Women's Right to Vote Photo

The 90th Anniversary of a Women’s Right to Vote

by Jamilah King, Hatty Lee on August 21 2010, 11:45AM

The movements for women’s rights and racial justice have a long, intertwined history.

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, History

45th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act Photo

45th Anniversary of Voting Rights Act

by Jamilah King, Hatty Lee on August 7 2010, 3:13PM

A look back at the historic blow for racial justice.

Topics: History

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