He boarded a whites-only train with the hope of undoing racist laws. Instead, his arrest led to a Supreme Court decision that upheld the “separate but equal” doctrine used to justify segregation.
A former South Africa bureau chief for The Times recalls telling moments with the anti-apartheid religious leader.
In a citywide overhaul, a beloved Black high school was rezoned to include white students from a richer neighborhood. It has been hard for everyone.
While homeownership has been an engine of prosperity for white Americans, home values in places like Orange Mound in southeast Memphis have languished. What would it take to catch up?
Originally published as a series in The New York Times Magazine and now revised and expanded as a book, “The 1619 Project,” edited by Nikole Hannah-Jones, Caitlin Roper, Ilena Silverman and Jake Silverstein, undertakes an ambitious examination of slavery and its ongoing legacy for Black Americans.
His legacy is tied to a Supreme Court decision that upheld the “separate but equal” doctrine, underpinning laws that segregated and disenfranchised African Americans for decades.
The first Republican governor of the state in almost a century, he seemed to herald a new, post-racial South. He later became disillusioned with his own party.
With public schools on the defensive, is this a blip or a ‘once-in-100-year moment for the growth of Christian education’?
Students who are currently enrolled in gifted and talented classes will not be affected. But the highly selective and racially segregated program will be replaced for incoming students.
Our focus on the problems with inner-city education has left us with big blind spots.
The way it became a “godsend” for the right is a peculiar tale.
For decades, the Buffalo Soldiers taught military horsemanship to cadets at West Point. On Friday, a statue was unveiled in their honor.
Understand it better, for starters.
New York City’s highly competitive gifted and talented programs could be overhauled in one of the last major policy moves from Mayor de Blasio.
Outdated textbooks, not enough teachers, no ventilation – for millions of kids like Harvey Ellington, the public-education system has failed them their whole lives.
Kennedy’s new essay collection, “Say It Loud!,” challenges many common beliefs in the name of individuality.
Recent research on racism, prejudice and politics suggests a broad range of possibilities.
Some clues on why health care fails Black Americans can be found in the Flexner Report.
Six months before Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat, Mrs. Times had an altercation with a bus driver and stopped riding the city’s segregated buses.
Black homeownership has declined in the city and nationally in the last 20 years, hindered by gentrification and inequitable lending policies.
Lusco’s, a century-old fixture in the Delta, became known for its food, and for Booker Wright, a Black waiter who dared to tell the truth about the Jim Crow-era South.
He became the first Black Supreme Court justice, and the stories he told his clerks — like me — revealed how he helped break down America’s color line.
He welcomed the Klan and refused to integrate schools, forging a path that would be followed by Gov. George C. Wallace.
The George Floyd case may represent a milestone of progress in criminal justice. But can we expand this recognition of unfairness and inequity to other spheres?
Once again, tiny numbers of Black and Latino students received offers to attend New York City’s elite public high schools.
How did a Promised Land to generations of Black families become a community of lost lives?
Decades after nearly being lynched in rural Georgia, he began recreating vivid scenes from his life by carving figures into leather.
When Mr. Kelly, an engineer, wasn’t designing ways to communicate with spacecraft, he was opening doors for Black families to move into the San Fernando Valley.
Mia Bay’s history recounts how modes of transportation first seen as possible escapes from degradation and danger succumbed to the stubborn forces of segregation.
At 11, Kim Janey was bused into a neighborhood where Black students were pelted with rocks. As acting mayor, she hopes to help Boston step out of the shadow of that era.
Major League Baseball now wants to welcome Negro-leagues statistics into its record books — but the numbers are just a small part of what needs to be remembered.
Willa and Charles Bruce were among the first Black people to settle in Manhattan Beach, Calif., but the city shut down their resort in 1924. Now, the county is considering returning the land.
The sweeping complaint accuses New York City of maintaining a segregated school system and seeks to establish the right to an anti-racist education.
His departure, planned for mid-March, comes after repeated clashes with Mayor Bill de Blasio over desegregating the city’s schools.
More than 80 years ago he played what is believed to have been the first interracial tennis match, against Don Budge, the world champion. But he has become a forgotten footnote of the game’s storied past.
By deferring decisions on desegregating schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio has pushed those choices onto his successor — and into the race to replace him.
On TikTok and in virtual hangouts, a younger generation is sharing the origins and nuances of Black American Sign Language, a rich variation of ASL that scholars say has been overlooked for too long.
The duty to remember our country’s history belongs to all Americans.
In his single term, he fought to improve his state’s education system. He later threw himself into civil rights work.
The pandemic prompted the mayor’s most significant action yet on integration: a major shift in how hundreds of schools admit students.
The answer may show us the path out of our fractured and polarized present.
Vestiges of racism and oppression, from bricked-over segregated entrances to the forgotten sites of racial violence, still permeate much of America’s built environment.
The state may be phasing out gas-powered cars, but it’s still legal to put an oil well right next to an elementary school.
In 1960, Ms. Bridges enrolled her daughter Ruby in an all-white school in New Orleans and escorted her there, breaking through segregation.
The dangerous animosities of the past never went away, and have now re-emerged with new force.
I went home to celebrate Frederick’s glorious life and was forced to reflect on my own.
At historically Black colleges and universities, homecoming is part family reunion and part revival. It’s canceled this year, so let’s celebrate here.
The predominantly white neighborhoods outside Wisconsin’s largest city, among the nation’s most racially segregated suburbs, could be a key part of President Trump’s narrowing path to re-election.
The Education Department has told Connecticut schools that desegregation grants will be cut off Oct. 1 if they continue to allow transgender students to choose the teams they compete on.
Why do a vast majority of Black Americans, despite our diverse politics, vote the same? Because our rights are always on the ballot.