Historian Henry Louis Gates Jr. can trace the roots of his upcoming PBS documentary about the Reconstruction to his days in school.
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.
Florida’s secretary of state and election chief, Michael Ertel resigned Thursday after photographs were unearthed of him dressed in blackface.
Lawra Wooten is a poll worker in New Jersey. For 80 years now, she has been a powerful advocate, urging citizens to cast their votes, especially the youth.
Ntozake Shange who wrote the 1975 Tony Award-nominated play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf,” died Saturday.
I too love our nation and our flag. We should strive to be a nation where everyone wants to stand for the flag, rather than one that forces and coerces citizens to do so.
I deeply respect and acknowledge what Black Lives Matter is doing. They are current to the cause. God bless them. They are the only voices out there that are really in the thick of it and trying to bring justice to the underserved.
I finally understand how, when the Spanish Civil War ignited, a group of young Americans— inexperienced militaristically but politically aware— chose to fight the ideologically-destructive fascism. Their fight was one for democracy worldwide.
Jack Johnson was convicted by an all-white jury of “immorality” in connection with one of his relationships
Although five full decades have passed since he was martyred in 1968, his words are just as relevant today
Martin Luther King Jr. has come to be revered as a hero who led a nonviolent struggle to reform and redeem the US