President Obama Announces New Education Initiative... →
Remembering Dr. John Henrik Clarke
“[Arthur Schomburg’s] first words to me have re-echoed encouragingly within me throughout the years. They were ‘Sit down, son.’ Then he said, ‘what you are calling African history and Negro history is nothing but the missing pages of world history. You will have to understand more about world history in order to understand who displaced our people from its...
Lens: A Radically Prosaic Approach to Civil Rights... →
Gordon Parks’s photographs of blacks in the South at the height of the Jim Crow era showed African-Americans living “in a complete universe.” Many, however, were unpublished or unseen until now.
Word Rapport: American Tapestry by Rachel Swarns... →
Rachel Swarns, reporter for The New York Times, presents a genealogy of First Lady Michelle Obama’s family. Ms. Swarns reports that Mrs. Obama’s ancestry is multiracial andis composed of those who fought in theAmerican Revolution and Civil War to African Americans who faced Jim Crow laws and relocated from the South to the North in the Great Migration. Ms. Swarns discusses the First...
ArtsBeat: A Celebration of Gordon Parks at... →
An exhibition of photographs marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Gordon Parks.
Full Show: Confronting the Contradictions of... →
“No stranger to the contradictions of history and their racial touchpoints is Bill’s studio guest Khalil Gibran Muhammad, head of the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and author of The Condemnation of Blackness. Muhammad and Moyers discuss the importance of confronting the contradictions of America’s past to better understand present issues of race and...