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From grandfather to grandson, the lessons of the Tulsa race massacre

Gregory B. Fairchild, University of Virginia My family sat down to watch the first episode of HBO’s “Watchmen” last October. Stephen Williams, the director, included...

Misery and memory in Glendora, Mississippi: How poverty is reshaping the...

Dave Tell, University of Kansas In August of 1955, Emmett Till was lynched in the Mississippi Delta. The 14-year-old African American reportedly whistled at a...

Super Bowl LIII and the soul of Atlanta

Derrick P. Alridge, University of Virginia As a historian who studies W.E.B. Du Bois – and as someone who once lived in nearby Athens, Georgia...

Lynching memorial will show that women were victims, too

Evelyn M. Simien, University of Connecticut A memorial to victims of lynching in the U.S. opens in Alabama on April 26, 2018. The National Memorial for...

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Astronaut Sally K. Ride’s legacy – encouraging young women to embrace...

Bonnie J. Dunbar, Texas A&M University On June 18, 1983, 35 years ago, Sally Ride became the first American woman to launch into space,...