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Articles with keyword "African Americans"

Ken Burns with camera

Conversation

The Documentarian

Ken Burns talks about filmmaking, race, and the current media environment with NEH Chairman William D. Adams.

Tom Bradley with crowd

Statement

Tom Bradley’s Los Angeles

Los Angeles elected its first black mayor with a multicultural coalition.

Briann Greenfield

In Focus

Briann Greenfield of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities

She takes a public historian's view of the world.

Daniel Sayers

IQ

Anthropologist Daniel Sayers on Maroons Who Found Freedom in the Great Dismal Swamp

Non-Indiana Jones-style archaeology takes a bow in southern Virginia.

August Wilson in 2004

Feature

August Wilson’s Blues Poetry

The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.

The bridge where Ed Johnson met his tragic fate.

Feature

Chattanooga versus the Supreme Court

The 1906 criminal case against Ed Johnson in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Highwaymen art

Statement

Selling art on the side of the road

The art of Florida's Highwaymen finds a new audience

Nighttime "stroll" painting by Archibald Motley, "Black Belt"

Feature

Block Party

Archibald Motley painted African Americans having a good time

Detail of La Mulata, a painting attributed to Velázquez.

Feature

Hannah, Andrew Jackson’s Slave

A favorite of Old Hickory, she made him seem kinder than he was. Why?