Dubbed the “AAA guide for black people,” the underground travel manual encapsulated how automobile travel expanded—and limited— African American lives under Jim Crow.
He was a lieutenant in the Army of the United States: he saw no reason to sit in the back of the bus
Although marred by the grisly murders of three young activists, the Freedom Summer of 1964 brought revolutionary changes to Mississippi and the nation
BORN IN SLAVERY AND RAISED IN ITS PAINFUL AFTERMATH TO BECOME ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL AMERICAN ICONS, SHE HAS BEEN MADE TO ENCOMPASS LOVE AND GUILT AND RIDICULE AND WORSHIP —AND STILL SHE LIVES ON
In the 19th Century, white performers invented the minstrel show, the first uniquely American entertainment form
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