By Henry Louis Gates Jr. 9 min read
Author and professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. reveals the little-known improvisation of Martin Luther King Jr.'s 'I Have a Dream' speech.
By Lorraine Berry 5 min read
Ta-Nehisi Coates's new collection, We Were Eight Years in Power, is part memoir, part American history. Here's why it's essential to us in the here and now.
By Lisa Rosman 5 min read
Policing the Black Man, the new collection edited and introduced by Angela J. Davis, breaks down the problem of race in the U.S.
By Lisa Rosman 10 min read
A teenager asked our Lisa Rosman what to read in this age of Trump. Here are the books she recommended – an essential list for teens and adults alike.
By Patrick Sauer 8 min read
Do you know the story of Booker Wright, the man who spoke up about the African American experience when the consequences would be brutal? Well, you should.
By Renee Rosen 5 min read
Renée Rosen, author of Windy City Blues, talks about the connective tissue between music, activism, and the power to heal.