Topic: Jim Crow Laws
Descendants of the two parties in Plessy v. Ferguson, which established the notorious 'separate but equal' doctrine that legally justified segregation, have joined to create a foundation to advocate for better racial harmony.
06/10/2011 05:52 pm
In 'The Savage City,' author T.J. English chronicles one of New York's most racially divisive decades by telling the stories of a corrupt police officer, a wrongfully convicted African American, and a Black Panthers activist.
03/11/2011 11:54 am
From harrowing glimpses of life in North Korea to the stories of the black Americans who fled the Jim Crow South, these five nonfiction titles were nominated by the National Book Critics Circle as the best work of 2010. The final award will be announced in March.
01/31/2011 02:06 pm
Sometimes truth really is stranger (and scarier!) than fiction. Here are the 2011 Edgar Award nominees for best true crime book.
01/20/2011 04:46 pm
The past year in US politics has been full of more alienation and polarization than at any time since 1861, all of it now capped off in the Arizona shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. As in 1861, today's divide has opened up over a single deep question. But this fundamental collision of values doesn't mean violence is inevitable.
01/10/2011 10:06 am
Chapter & Verse Isabel Wilkerson, author of “The Warmth of Other Suns,” on "the biggest underreported story of the 20th century"
Why did 6 million US blacks leave their homes? Author Isabel Wilkerson talks about "the Great Migration" and how it reshaped the US.
10/14/2010 07:05 am
Condoleezza Rice’s memoir is largely a loving tribute to the parents who were "anxious.... perhaps a little too anxious" to give her a head start in life.
10/12/2010 07:05 am
Even in the era of a black president, Americans are never far from conversation, argument, or conflict over race. But while racism is real, race itself is a mirage.
09/20/2010 11:56 am
Seven lessons from the deep South on racism, racial discrimination, and prejudice.
09/18/2010 11:40 am
The Republican Party has fielded more than 30 African-American candidates this year, renewing a historic alliance.
09/03/2010 02:00 pm