Memo to Park Service: Don’t Put Black Women’s History Away on the Shelf

Mary McLeod Bethune’s house is where the National Archives for Black Women’s History should stay.

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Peniel E. Joseph, a contributing editor at The Root, is founding director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy and a professor of history at Tufts University. He is the author of Waiting ’Til the Midnight Hour: A Narrative History of Black Power in America, Dark Days, Bright Nights: From Black Power to Barack Obama and Stokely: A LifeFollow him on Twitter.

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