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The Courageous Merze Tate

The Courageous Merze Tate

Barbara D. Savage — On a spring evening in 1921, more than four hundred people crammed into a high school auditorium in Battle Creek, Michigan, to witness an annual student… READ MORE

A Witness in St. George

A Witness in St. George

Mari N. Crabtree— The downpour came suddenly, and it was loud. Hours of driving through steady rain had lulled me into believing that the remnants of the most recent hurricane… READ MORE

Ep. 80 – Exploring Black Visual Satire

Ep. 80 – Exploring Black Visual Satire

Tracing a historical line from commedia dell’arte, Hogarth and others to modern and contemporary artists including Ollie Harrington, Robert Colescott, Spike Lee, and Kara Walker, we discuss Black visual satire… READ MORE

Challenging Stereotypes about Black Women

Challenging Stereotypes about Black Women

Melissa V. Harris-Perry— Eliza Gallie was a free black woman living in Petersburg, Virginia, before the Civil War. She was divorced, owned property, and had financial resources that made her… READ MORE

Books on the History of Race Relations

Books on the History of Race Relations

We have all heard the news, read the stories, watched the footage—America has reached a crossroads on racial injustice. The path forward may be challenging, but as a contributor to… READ MORE

African Americans and Africa

African Americans and Africa

Nemata Amelia Ibitayo Blyden— My father, born in Sierra Leone, used to tell us stories about being a student at Lincoln University in the 1940s. A historically black college, Lincoln… READ MORE

Imagining Black America

Imagining Black America

To begin with, some basic biology. Human beings share fully 99.5 percent of our DNA. In other words, the individual difference between us – in height and weight, in skin… READ MORE

Yale Press Podcast, Episode 4

Episode 4 of the Yale Press Podcast is now available. In the latest episode, host Chris Gondek speaks with (1) Hugh Brogan about the life of Alexis de Tocqueville, (2)… READ MORE

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