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Space exploration has long fascinated humans, from the fantasy of the ancient Greeks to the moon landings of the last century. It’s about pushing into new frontiers — and not just technological ones. In the last part of our series,…
By John Yang, Kaisha Young
A portrait exhibit at the University of Virginia aims to show a side of the Black community that gives a more complete view of the people going through Jim Crow segregation in the South – and to do so from…
By Casey Kuhn, Rachel Liesendahl, Nicole Ellis
Your favorite TV comedies likely owe a lot to Larry Wilmore, the creator or guiding force behind some of the most popular and most impactful shows over the last 30 years. Geoff Bennett spoke with him about how his work…
By Geoff Bennett, Anne Azzi Davenport, Alison Thoet
Some of Washington, D.C.’s most familiar landmarks were built with the labor of enslaved people, their accomplishments largely lost to history. In part three of our series, “Hidden Histories,” we learn about one of those enslaved laborers, a sculptor named…
By John Yang, Kaisha Young, Sarah Clune Hartman
During the transatlantic slave trade, Charleston, South Carolina was one of the largest slave ports in the United States. But at the height of the Civil War, Charleston’s waterfront was the backdrop of one enslaved man’s daring escape. In part…
This Black History Month, PBS News Weekend is highlighting stories of Black Americans whose lives and work are lesser known — their accomplishments all the more significant because they were made in the face of injustices and discrimination. In the…
President Joe Biden welcomed Black leaders to the White House Monday for a Black History Month celebration where he called on Congress to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court, and pass voting rights bills.
By Nicole Ellis, Saher Khan, Tyriana Evans
As President Biden prepares to nominate the first Black woman to the Supreme Court, we revisit another historic first. Constance Baker Motley was the first Black woman appointed to the federal judiciary and the first to argue before the Supreme…
By Geoff Bennett, Karina Cuevas
Black History Month has been celebrated in some form for nearly a century. But this year it comes as students are getting caught up in political scrutiny and alongside a coordinated effort to limit the teaching of race and racism.
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