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Seven Black Inventors Whose Patents Helped Shape American Life

Seven Black Inventors Whose Patents Helped Shape American Life Garrett Morgan created an improved gas mask. Marie Van Brittan Brown patented a home security system. Lonnie Johnson dreamed up the Super Soaker. Black inventors’ paths to securing a…

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Bearing Witness to Jim Crow in Mississippi With Uncompromising Candor

Bearing Witness to Jim Crow in Mississippi With Uncompromising Candor Florence Mars captured a fading but no less virulent racial order in Mississippi, when forces beyond its control were gradually dismantling the state’s system of legalized segregation.

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From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter: Honoring Black Mothers Who Lost Their Sons

From the Civil Rights Movement to Black Lives Matter: Honoring Black Mothers Who Lost Their Sons The making of Sheila Pree Bright’s photo-mural of black women who had lost their sons gave a group of mothers a chance…

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Congressional Democrats’ first bill aims to end gerrymandering, increase voter registration and rein in campaign finance

Congressional Democrats’ first bill aims to end gerrymandering, increase voter registration and rein in campaign finance HR1, the first bill that the new Democratic House of Representatives will vote on, is omnibus legislation that takes on some of…

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For Black History Month, Remarkable Women and Men We Overlooked Since 1851

For Black History Month, Remarkable Women and Men We Overlooked Since 1851 These remarkable black men and women never received obituaries in The New York Times — until now. We’re adding their stories to our project about prominent…

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The Green Book’s Black History

The Green Book’s Black History Lessons from the Jim Crow-era travel guide for African-American elites. Mr. Staples is a member of the editorial board.

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The Civil Rights Movement Photographer Who Was Also an F.B.I. Informant

The Civil Rights Movement Photographer Who Was Also an F.B.I. Informant When you purchase an independently reviewed book through our site, we earn an affiliate commission. BLUFF CITY The Secret Life of Photographer Ernest Withers By Preston Lauterbach…

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Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Presidential Field

Kamala Harris Joins Democratic Presidential Field Senator Kamala Harris, the California Democrat and barrier-breaking prosecutor who became the second black woman to serve in the United States Senate, declared her candidacy for president on Monday, joining an increasingly…

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A Civil Rights Quiz

A Civil Rights Quiz The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was born 90 years ago on Jan. 15. He is lauded as a hero for his work in advancing social justice. “I am not interested in power…

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