A 19th-century volume contained a mystery for two historians who combined their knowledge to tell the story of the women and their contributions to American democracy.
Half a century after the federal government voided Jim Crow laws, the criminal justice system still discriminates against African Americans.
A former social studies teacher lists three ways educators and others can better understand the difficult subject of slavery in the US, including a way to hear directly from freed slaves themselves.
Rachel was by Jackie's side during his most trying moments. Throughout a journey that required self-control, grace and perseverance, she was the unsung hero.
The Slave Societies Digital Archive documents the lives of approximately 6 million free and enslaved Africans in the Americas.
For African slaves, folk tales were a way of remembering their past and keeping their culture alive.