In chef and culinary historian Michael Twitty's new book, ancestry -- both his own and that of Southern food -- is a central theme. With "The Cooking Gene: A Journey through African-American Culinary History in the Old South," Twitty addresses…
By Elizabeth Flock
In his new book "The Cooking Gene," historian Michael W. Twitty traces the culinary roots of the South.
A tour guide at George Washington's Mt. Vernon, who is also a distant relation of a person who was enslaved at the Virginia estate, offers his perspective about American history, slavery and the founding fathers. This story was produced by…
By PBS NewsHour
New Orleans is the latest city to start taking down historical but controversial monuments that many say celebrate slavery and the Confederacy. Angry opponents see the move as suppressing or rewriting history in the service of political correctness. William Brangham…
By Philip Misevich, St. John's University, Daniel Domingues, University of Missouri-Columbia, David Eltis, Emory University, Nafees M. Khan, Clemson University, Nicholas Radburn, University of Southern California
A new digital archive seeks to track the path of the 12.5 million African slaves who were part of the largest forced oceanic migration in human history.
By Alison Thoet
Monticello and Montpelier, the former homes of presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, have long been attractions for those looking to learn more about two of America’s founding fathers. But this spring, the two neighboring Virginia presidential museums are looking…
By Kamala Kelkar
In April, Texas became the latest state to ban people in prisons from having a social media account, saying it could be a threat to security.
Lynchings -- unlawful executions used to terrorise and subdue black communities into passivity -- are perhaps one of the least discussed legacies of slavery and the Jim Crow South. A new memorial in Montgomery, Alabama, will commemorate victims of these…
On Sept. 9, thousands of inmates began a labor strike across the country. Here's what followed that strike.
About 6.1 million people who were convicted of breaking laws could not cast ballots because of policies that keep felons off voter rolls.
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