Jan 8

Live stream: From Emancipation to the Great Migration @ WNYC

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In partnership with The Greene Space at WNYC and WQXR, the National Constitution Center presents this compelling conversation to honor the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Watch the live stream here (beginning at 7 p.m. EST). Join Pulitzer Prize-winning author Isabel Wilkerson, scholar Dr. Khalil Muhammad, and historians Dr. Eric Foner and Dr. Jim… [Continue Reading]

Apr 15

Jackie Robinson’s crossing of the Rubicon

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Sometimes it is possible to change everything simply by showing up. A person can symbolically right generations of wrongs by just walking through an open door.

Feb 29

A look back at a fighter’s unforgivable blackness

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Arguably no athlete in American history has engendered the extremes in emotions that Jack Johnson–“The Galveston Giant”–created. He was either loved or reviled, and the choice was mainly determined by the shade of one’s skin.

Feb 24

The athletic dream team you’ve never heard of

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On June 4, 1967, a cadre of America’s most outstanding African American athletes gathered in the offices of the Black Economic Union in Cleveland, Ohio. Although the meeting took place in the offices of an organization dedicated to increasing economic opportunities, money was not on the agenda.