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 Washington Post onAugust 3, 2010
Archeologists from Temple University discover a 200-year-old city once home to free blacks and escaped slaves beneath a hill in New Jersey.
July 7, 2010
Like so many others in the black community, for the Greene family, the traumas of the father are also the son’s.
by Erin E. Evans onJune 17, 2010
Gen Y seems less than enthused about the day that slaves in Texas found out they were free. How will Black Independence Day fare in 2050?
June 15, 2010
Slavery hasn’t taken the World Cup from me; indeed, I still get to revel in the bulk of the happiness the tournament provides. But what I don’t get to do is celebrate it the way many of my friends celebrate it.
May 22, 2010
In a state with much influence on textbook content, a 9-5 vote orders a revision of history books to reflect a conservative view.
May 6, 2010
Ransby feels Dr. Gates' position "clouds rather than clarifies" American history.
February 22, 2010
Tired of the same old Black History Month stories about George Washington Carver's uses for the peanut and Madam C.J. Walker's hot comb? This year, The Root asked its readers and staff members to submit photos of their own black history, from sit-ins to first communions to 90th birthday celebrations.
by Joel Dreyfuss onJanuary 16, 2010
A time line of important dates in Haiti's history.
November 9, 2009
The scrapbook of African-American history that Toni Morrison calls “a requirement for our national health” is still as beautiful and maddening as ever.
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Joshua Hornsby's daughter Ja'Nae, who was 9 years old, was among seven people found dead on Monday.
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