race matters

Q&A with author Kenneth C. Davis on slavery, America’s “great contradiction”

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Book cover of “In the Shadow of Liberty: The Hidden History of Slavery, Four Presidents, and Five Black Lives” by Kenneth C. Davis   Editor’s…read more

Should some sports franchises change their names?

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After years of activist pressure, some sports franchises are formally considering name changes. Why do these name changes matter? Continue reading

Teens talk about encounters with injustice and police violence

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In this NewsHour lesson plan, learn about two teenagers’ experiences with racial injustice and the fight for change in their own lives.  Continue reading

Minneapolis residents explain experiences with overt and systemic racism

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In this NewsHour lesson, learn about the history of race relations in Minnesota and how it echoes throughout the country. Continue reading

How COVID disproportionately affects people of color

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In this PBS NewsHour EXTRA current events lesson, learn how COVID-19 disproportionately affects communities of color and what is being done to address the problem. Continue reading

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