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NFL tells players patriotism is more important than protest – here’s...

Chad Williams, Brandeis University The recent decision by the NFL regarding player protests and the national anthem has yet again exposed the fraught relationship between...

For many US towns and cities, deciding which streets to name...

Derek H. Alderman, University of Tennessee More than 1,000 streets in the world bear the name of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. At...

Meet the theologian who helped MLK see the value of nonviolence

Paul Harvey, University of Colorado After this last tumultuous year of political rancor and racial animus, many people could well be asking what can sustain...

What Kwanzaa means for black Americans

Frank Dobson, Vanderbilt University On Dec. 26, millions throughout the world’s African community will start weeklong celebrations of Kwanzaa. There will be daily ceremonies with...

During Vietnam War, music spoke to both sides of a divided...

Lauren Rebecca Sklaroff, University of South Carolina Music is central to Ken Burns’s new Vietnam War documentary, with an original score accompanied by samples of...

When gospel sermons came on the phonograph

Jerry Zolten, Pennsylvania State University The first truly African-American musical form, the “Spirituals,” took shape in the 17th and 18th centuries within the generations of...

How African-Americans disappeared from the Kentucky Derby

Katherine Mooney, Florida State University When the horses enter the gate for the 143rd Kentucky Derby, their jockeys will hail from Louisiana, Mexico,...

Even before sanctuary cities, here’s how black Americans protected fugitive slaves

Even before sanctuary cities, here's how black Americans protected fugitive slaves Barbara Krauthamer, University of Massachusetts Amherst Over the past few days, the national climate has...

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How ‘gate’ became the syllable of scandal

Roger J. Kreuz, University of Memphis On June 17, 1972, Washington, D.C., police arrested five men for breaking into...