A teacher in Florida has resigned after he says a school district employee removed photos of historic Black American figures from a bulletin board in his classroom.
Michael James, the teacher, reported the incident that occurred at the O.J. Semmes Elementary School to both Escambia County Superintendent Tim Smith and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis in an email, The Pensacola Journal reported.
James told the paper that... Read more
A century-old racial injustice was righted on Wednesday when the deed to Los Angeles County beachfront property that had been taken from an African-American couple was ceremoniously returned to their heirs.
Dignitaries participating in the ceremony called the return of government land unjustly acquired from Black citizens unprecedented in the United States and a model for other jurisdictions to follow.
The property... Read more
People participate in a "March For Justice" rally that was sponsored by more than 100 churches to demand social justice for African Americans March 28, 2015, in Detroit.(Photo by Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
Black churches became centers of political engagement during the 19th century when Black Christians determined to achieve the full benefits of citizenship in U.S. society, scholar Nicole Myers Turner said... Read more
"What does it mean to be freed?" one child asked a parent.
"Were people really that mean?" a mother recalled her children saying.
Amid the parades, pageants, carnivals and cookouts for Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in America, many children are asking profound questions about the nation's history of enslaving Black people.
Because of its newfound status as a federal holiday, many parents say... Read more
Corey D. B. Walker, Wake Forest Professor of the Humanities and director of the Program in African American Studies, discusses the history of Juneteenth and the importance of marking the holiday.
What is Juneteenth?Juneteenth is part of a rich heritage of emancipation and freedom celebrations by Africans and people of African descent throughout the Americas beginning with celebrations marking the abolition of the Trans-Atlantic slave... Read more