By renaming military bases, the Defense Department dismantles an enduring legacy of the Lost Cause.
Gen. Michael E. Langley is the first Black person to attain the highest rank in the corps, whose most senior leadership had until now consisted entirely of white men.
The justices cited the landmark 1954 decision banning segregation in public schools 23 times, debating its meaning and methods.
And now they have the right to travel in their sights.
Will a red-state social order be imposed on the rest of the country?
Private Jonathan Warnock was a walking sermon.
How else to explain the resistance to dealing with it?
Other countries changed course after massacres. But American political protection for guns is unique, and has become inseparable from conservative credentials.
In an online manifesto, the suspected gunman said he opened fire at Tops supermarket because it served a mostly Black neighborhood.
Harvard University issued a 130-page report investigating its ties to slavery, and its legacy. Here are the key findings.
We care too much about the racial demographics at exclusive schools.
One district’s attempt to integrate has led to unexpected criticism.
Her career there lasted only three days; attacked by mobs, she was suspended and then expelled. Today, a campus building is named in her honor.
Young people who marched and organized during the civil rights movement are now in their 70s and 80s. With fewer and fewer remaining, historians rush to record their stories.
His belief in the power of facts was out of step in a counterfactual age.
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.