By Tom Casciato
During World War II, Elinor Powell, an African American nurse, joined the racially segregated army in Jim Crow-era Arizona. The discrimination she faced compounded after she fell in love with Frederick Albert, a German prisoner of war to whom she…
By Ivette Feliciano, Zachary Green
The Kress Department Store in the heart of downtown Montgomery, Alabama is one of many decaying buildings that New York-based entrepreneur Sarah Beatty Buller is trying to revitalize. Jeffrey Brown reports on a project to revive a neighborhood marked by…
By Jeffrey Brown, Jaywon Choe
Louisiana is one of only two states in the country allowing a non-unanimous jury to convict a defendant of a felony, and a Louisiana lawmaker says it is time for the Jim Crow-era practice to end.
By Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press
The Moton Museum in Farmville, Virginia, recently commemorated the 65th anniversary of the 1951 Moton Student Strike. A few years after the strike, Moton High provided a majority of the plaintiffs in the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education school…
By Jeff Feinstein
Essayist Richard Rodriguez reflects on how Americans view multiracial and multicultural identities in the wake of Barack Obama's election to the presidency.
In 1967, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Loving v. Virginia that laws against interracial marriage were unconstitutional. Mildred Loving, a black woman married to a white man, had been prosecuted under one such Virginia law in 1958…
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