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01 June 2023

My late mother’s only brother, Willie D. Grandy–she and her sisters fondly called him WD or Broboy–fought in World II. My mother on occasion talked about...

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19 March 2023

In 1978 the United States Supreme Court rendered its decision in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, a case about affirmative action in...

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14 January 2023

Surely Walter F. White, the superlative black investigative journalist, civil rights leader, author, and member of the Harlem Renaissance, is one of the...

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27 November 2022

This past June 5 marked fifty-four years since the assassination of Senator Robert F. Kennedy. He was forty-two years old when he was struck down by an...

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23 October 2022

During my decades-long teaching career, I have found that one of the reasons students shy away from history classes is they are afraid they will be forced...

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18 October 2022

For years I have been wondering when someone would write a book about Constance Baker Motley, one of the most consequential activists in the modern-day...