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.
A lesser-known part of the Electoral College's history: its relationship to slavery in the U.S.
Photographer B.A. Van Sise, himself a descendant of Walt Whitman, has set out to create a portrait of his legacy.
By PBS NewsHour
Its effect can be explosive and painful: Harvard University professor Randall Kennedy has traced the history of the N-word to understand the evolution of the infamous racial slur. Kennedy joins special correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault to discuss this history, including reappropriations…
Author Alondra Nelson talks about how African-Americans in the past decade are using DNA tests to fill in identity gaps after the Middle Passage.
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