by Lynette Holloway onOctober 1, 2011
Just 2 percent of U.S. high school seniors in 2010 could fully answer a basic question about the historic Brown v. Board of Education case.
by Jacqueline Trescott onFebruary 28, 2011
The National Museum of African American History and Culture at the Smithsonian Institution seeks historical artifacts from black families for its 2015 opening.
November 29, 2010
To counter the negative images of African Americans in the late 19th century, Du Bois displayed portraits of middle-class blacks at the Paris Exposition of 1900. The Root has published some images from this act of defiance.
by Joel Dreyfuss onFebruary 19, 2010
As a member of a new generation of African-American historians, Feimster’s work focuses on the overlooked role of politics in racial and sexual violence.
January 27, 2010
From the civil rights movement to the election of President Barack Obama, Henry Louis Gates Jr., The Root's editor-in-chief, presents a time line of the highlights of African-American history. See how far we've come and how far we've yet to go.
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