The National Trust for Historic Preservation has started a $25 million fund to help ensure that historical sites important to African-American history are preserved.

Members and descendants of the original 200-member congregation of the Salem Chapel BME church, the historic site where Harriet Tubman helped slaves flee the U.S., are fighting to keep history alive.

The rumors started circulating soon after Howard Dodson announced this spring that he would step down as director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He had been forced out, some said. The 10 million holdings of the center, a research unit of the New York Public Library, would be moved to the […]

In Timbuctoo lies a hill. Underneath that hill lies a house, or what archaeologists think might have been a house once upon a time. The silver clasp of a woman’s handbag, piles of Mason jars, chips of dinner plates and an empty jar of Dixie Peach Pomade lie among the bricks that have broken away […]