During a time of nationwide discussions about racial injustice, diversity and equity, four Black politicians whose elections were historic firsts spoke with the PBS NewsHour.
By Candice Norwood
Black History Month expands students’ understanding of the Black experience in American history. But one teacher in Akron, Ohio wanted her students to see that Black history isn’t something that happened in the past, it happens every single day through…
By Becky Wandel
In recognition of Black History Month, this Brief But Spectacular comes from historian Daina Ramey Berry, who chairs the history department at the University of Texas at Austin. She is dedicated to rethinking the way we teach American history to…
Some people leave an indelible mark on the world, and our friend Gwen Ifill is one of them. The NewsHour legend was honored Thursday with a Black Heritage Forever stamp celebrating her professional achievements and contributions to African American communities.
By Judy Woodruff, Lorna Baldwin
This weekend, many PBS stations will air “An Evening with Ken Chenault,” a special about the man who was chairman and CEO of American Express for 17 years. It was created by The HistoryMakers, a Chicago-based oral history project collecting…
By Associated Press
President Donald Trump commemorated Black History Month at the White House.
By Jesse Hagopian
We worried that when the day actually came, few might be bold enough to publicly proclaim their belief in the value of black lives. Then the t-shirt orders started coming in.
By Joshua Barajas
After saying he wasn't going to sing Wednesday night, President Barack Obama broke his promise at the tailend of a Ray Charles tribute concert at the White House.
By Kenya Downs
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Black Panthers, PBS aired the documentary “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution,” produced by Independent Lens. Here are just a few takeaways.
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