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African American history



  • Ida Taught Me

    by Koritha Mitchell

    As the United States seems determined to repeat the horrors of the last turn of the century, I remain grateful for Wells’s example. Here is just some of what she taught me.



  • Columbus Historian Hits Streets in Search of African American Stories

    Rita Fuller-Yates earned a bachelor's degree in history and worked in corporate America and as a lifestyle columnist. But now she's a fierce avocate for memorializing one of Ohio's black leaders (and the history of African Americans in Columbus) on the grounds of the Statehouse.



  • We Must Not Forget The Jackson State Massacre

    by Robert Luckett

    The killings at Jackson State in 1970 should be a reminder that state-sanctioned violence aimed at the marginalized remains a systemic part of American life. 



  • What Was Saved

    Sarah Broom's memoir "The Yellow House" reconstructs not only her family’s history in New Orleans but also that larger arc of the black experience in the United States.