For more than 50 years the town of Nicodemus, Kansas, beat the odds and its harsh surroundings to provide opportunity for former slaves and their descendants
Finally, the justices overturned Jim Crow, tossing out Plessy v. Ferguson 'separate but equal' standard
Mary Todd Lincoln's closest confidante was a seamstress born in slavery
The esteemed 20th-century writer demanded that White society accept its culpability in the betrayal of Black people
After Decades-Long Delay, One of the First Black Special Forces Officers May Be Awarded Medal of Honor
The Army “somehow lost the nomination.” Twice.
Helping many Blacks get to freedom, Benjamin 'Pap' Singleton's efforts earned him the affectionate nickname “Moses of the Colored Exodus.”
Work's ballad relates the tale of a man named Nicodemus, who was brought to America on a slave ship and later purchased his freedom.
Honoring Anna Mae Robertson and the ‘Six Triple Eight,’ WWII’s First and Only All-Black Female Battalion
With the motto, 'no mail, low morale,' the battalion tackled a two-year backlog of mail in 1945
A landmark study gave African Americans credit for being important actors in their freedom quest
The hidden history of Economy Hall recalls a brotherhood of Black leaders who built a vibrant community.
"A Shot in the Moonlight" by Ben Montgomery is the true story of George Dinning, a freed slave, who in 1899 joined forces with a Confederate war hero in search of justice in the Jim Crow South.
Facing a Viet Cong ambush, Ruppert Leon Sargent threw himself on enemy grenades to save the lives of his friends nearby
A World War I plaque indicates that Euan Lucie-Smith was the first multiracial officer commissioned in the British Army