Former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper spoke of the “shame” he felt that some white people “kind of looked the other way during these lynching incidents.”
African-American and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
Here is our collection of articles concerned with African-Americans and Democracy. Few ongoing crisis in American elections have more importance to the integrity of the democracy than the imperative of ensuring voting rights for African-Americans. Also see Democracy Chronicles articles on African-American Voting Rights, the Civil Rights Era, Minority Voting, and our unfortunate category: Racism.
Chicago will become the largest U.S. city to elect a black woman as mayor. The winner will join seven other black women currently serving as mayors.
Through engaging scholars in the many fields, the initiative looks at how changing demographics will shape the future political, social and fiscal landscape.
Democracy Fund releases African American Media Today: Building the Future from the Past, a look at the origins of Black press in the US and its future.
New documents about 2020 Census made public by NAACP, revealing deficiencies in federal government’s preparations and budgeting for decennial headcount.
The Oscar-nominated film Green Book depict post-World War II America as a land of wide prosperity while mapping safe route through era of discrimination.
Blackface photo reopens long history of bigotry in medicine, a photo which surfaced from the pages of the Eastern Virginia Medical School yearbook.
Democrat Attorney General Jim Hood running for governor this year and a Jim Crow-era law means that Hood could lose even if he wins the most votes.
Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. can trace the roots of his upcoming PBS documentary about the Reconstruction to his days in school.
Florida’s secretary of state and election chief, Michael Ertel resigned Thursday after photographs were unearthed of him dressed in blackface.