Separated from Southern-sympathizing Manhattan, Brooklyn had one of the largest and most politically aware Black communities in the U.S.
The effects of imprisonment on the senses scarred prisoners for the rest of their lives
On the surface, 1941 Oklahoma case was a painful shellacking, but it shocked the country and jumpstarted the civil rights movement
With war in the wings, the United States began calling men into service in 1940.
Ayers argues that America should acknowledge the importance of emancipation with a national holiday.
Jamie Montgomery failed, but his case set a precedent that ended chattel bondage in Scotland 12 years later