How the mistress of the plantation became a slave
THE BLACK SLAVE DRIVER
Minstrel Men and Minstrel Myths
New Light on a Much-Loved Myth
An Interview with Marian Anderson
Behind-the-scenes records reveal how the Supreme Court reached its fateful desegregation decisions
A TALE OF RECONSTRUCTION
Of the turbulent career of Pinckney B. S. Pinchback, adventurer, operator, and first black governor of Louisiana. He reminds one powerfully, says the author, of the late Adam Clay ton Powell, Jr.
The black laborers on John Williams’ plantation never seemed to leave or complain. It took some digging to find out why
When one weary woman refused to be harassed out of her seat in the bus, the whole shaky edifice of Jim Crow began to totter
For some men the only solution to the dilemma of blacks and whites together was for the blacks to go back where they came from
One morning Cadet Johnson Whittaker was found battered and bleeding, trussed to his barracks bed. Who had done it, and why?
A Negro cavalry regiment was John J. Pershing’s “home” in the service. From it came his nickname, and he never lost his affection for—or failed to champion—the valorous colored troopers he led.