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.
In an appeal to racism among white voters, the president says that Democrats tried to ruin Westchester County, N.Y., through fair housing policies.
New York City gives students a shot at nearly all high schools across the city — except for a handful of top schools in Manhattan.
Meacham’s “His Truth Is Marching On” tells the story of the young John Lewis up to the time he entered Congress.
A robust body of research shows the benefits of integration. Why, then, is it so hard to achieve?
The creators of “Slow Burn” have a new podcast.
Had she, in the throes of segregation and suffrage, cast a hard-won vote? I needed to know.
Photographs of generations of Black suffragists offer invaluable documents about their thwarted and central roles in the history of women’s rights.
As a prosecutor she can make you tremble. But as a trailblazer can she make you cry?
Republican efforts to deny Senator Harris’s identity as an African-American and turn her into a noncitizen are destined to fail.
A new generation of activists is trying to figure out where to concentrate its efforts. Residential desegregation is the final frontier.
From an all-white sorority in college to being among the most racially progressive white politicians on the national stage, her path could help the Biden campaign understand where many voters are today.
Everyone wants what’s best for their children’s education. But who gets to decide what’s best? The reporter behind our new podcast from Serial shares the books that helped her answer that question.
A group of parents takes one big step together.
Or are they too busy organizing protests, posting links to bail funds and discussing antidotes for tear gas?
If they become the norm, less privileged kids will suffer.
Books by an American icon tell the story of his battle against bigotry from the inside.
Iowa State is the only major college football team to have named its stadium after a Black man, a player named Jack Trice who died from injuries sustained in a game in 1923 and whose story resonates amid today’s social justice movement.
Representative John Lewis was among the 13 original Freedom Riders, who encountered violence and resistance as they rode buses across the South, challenging the nation’s segregation laws.
The center, in Mississippi, is named for a former senator who opposed civil rights legislation and the Supreme Court ruling that desegregated the nation’s public schools.
My grandfather lost his prestigious job after President Wilson segregated the government.
“Wilson was a controversial politician, and I think it has heightened awareness in 2020 about some of his racist policies,” said the president of the university, which is in New Jersey.
We can’t tinker around the edges. We need to dismantle systems.