American History

Betty Reid Soskin—the National Park Service’s oldest ranger who dedicated her work to amplifying stories about Black history—has retired.

Trailblazing aviator Bessie Coleman—the first Black woman to earn an international pilot’s license—will be featured on the U.S. quarter.

After Condoleezza Rice said she doesn't "have to make white kids feel bad for being white," do you think the anti-CRT Virginia mother would oppose her daughter learning about abolitionist John Brown’s significance leading up to the Civil War?

Elected officials in New York have reintroduced legislation for the creation of the African Burial Ground International Memorial Museum and Education Center.

There are many Americans in this day and age that have no clue about history, nor do they understand the realities that have shaped American history. Some of these individuals, even as the Confederate flag was being removed from the South Carolina Statehouse grounds, do not recognize that the African-American community and other communities of color view […]

“I remember you was conflicted, misusing your influence..” Having a sense of patriotism to the country we call America can be fleeting. After all, as a millennial and an African-American (with sprinkles of West Indian and Puerto Rican seeds), I can unapologetically say I’ve felt proud to be an American about four times in my life. In […]

The former host of ‘106th + Park’, Rocsi Diaz, is making her directorial debut in “The Secrets of Strangers,” a public service announcement that chronicles undocumented immigrants who share their illegal status with American strangers. It is the first to premiere from a three part Youtube series launched by Welcome.us, a nonprofit organization, that’s celebrating […]

Today I’m very excited to be celebrating Thanksgiving with my family. Back when ‘89 was the number, I was not feeling this holiday at all. I was working with Black Panthers trying to free Geronimo Pratt, playing Public Enemy and Poor Righteous Teachers all day and reading anything I could find by Dr. John Henrik […]