African American History
Linda Hunter Rowe (1945–2020)
Cathleene B. Hellier | Jul 19, 2021Linda Hunter Rowe, a historian for the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation who retired in 2017 after 50 years of service, died on October 23, 2020.
History Lessons on Film
Nathalie Barton | Jun 30, 2021Historians should watch films like Judas and the Black Messiah as much for their filmmaking as their history making.
A Juneteenth Dilemma
Channon Miller and T.J. Tallie | Jun 22, 2021Juneteenth has a specific cultural history and intent; it cannot be generalized into a wider celebration of freedom for all people in the United States.
Grant of the Week: American Slavery’s Legacy across Space and Time
Karen Lou | Jun 1, 2021The Social Science Research Council is now accepting applications for its American Slavery's Legacy across Space and Time: Small Grants Program.
B.C. Franklin and the Tulsa Massacre
Alaina E. Roberts | May 26, 2021The life of Tulsa attorney B.C. Franklin is a testament to the triracial history of the West.
Theodore Carter DeLaney Jr. (1943–2020)
David S. Peterson | Apr 28, 2021Theodore Carter DeLaney Jr., scholar of the American South and African American history, succumbed to pancreatic cancer on December 18, 2020.
From Jazz Clubs to Barbershops and Museums
Karen Lou | Apr 15, 2021When Pixar decided to make their first animated film with a Black lead, they turned to historians and other consultants to get it right.
Grant of the Week: The HistoryMakers Innovations in Pedagogy & Teaching Fellowships
Karen Lou | Apr 12, 2021The HistoryMakers is is now accepting applications for its 2021 Innovations in Pedagogy & Teaching Fellowships.
The Perpetual Newness of Black History
Ben Vinson III | Feb 26, 2021Although being new can be exciting, and can legitimately advance scholarly conversations, there are real dangers in perpetual disciplinary novelty.