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Articles with keyword "African Americans"

Isabel Wilkerson


Isabel Wilkerson

A journalist tells an epic American story.

Matthew McConaughey as Newton Knight in Free State of Jones


Free State of Jones the Movie Was Partly Inspired by The Free State of Jones the Book

The Free State of Jones in Mississippi, led by a freethinking farmer, seceded from the Confederacy.

Wayne Wiegand


Impertinent Questions with Wayne Wiegand

Our public libraries keep communities together.

Ken Burns with camera


The Documentarian

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

Tom Bradley with crowd


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


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


August Wilson’s Blues Poetry

The playwright gave expression to a century of black voices.

The bridge where Ed Johnson met his tragic fate.


Chattanooga versus the Supreme Court

The 1906 criminal case against Ed Johnson in Chattanooga, Tennessee