Two unanimous rulings allow Gov. Ralph Northam to remove the statue from its prominent spot on Monument Avenue in Richmond.
Oil paintings and portraits depicting seven leading figures at the bank have been removed because of their connections to slavery.
In a quartet of biographies, he explored how slavery and racial oppression could exist in a land based on the ideals of the Declaration of Independence.
Readers take issue with an Opinion guest essay about the ways of Wall Street. Also: Grandma’s advice about the vaccine; universal health care; Andrew Cuomo’s Emmy; the history of slavery.
One of Berkeley’s most popular professors, he brought passion and nuance — and a love for blues music — to his award-winning study of the marginalized and the oppressed.
Attempts to restrict how students are taught about racism in schools have multiplied, but some in the South are standing in defense of real history.
Many Americans like the sanitized version of their history — color-corrected and photoshopped — and always have.
Haitians carried out the first and only successful slave revolt in modern history, then repelled Napoleon’s forces, making way for the Louisiana Purchase.
Stacie Marshall, who inherited a Georgia farm, is trying on a small scale to address a generations-old wrong that still bedevils the nation.
Plans for America’s 250th birthday in 2026 are getting underway. But can the spirit of 1776 survive the history wars of 2021?
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on the nudes that are no longer socially acceptable.
What progressives want, and what conservatives are fighting.
Smith discusses his new book about reckoning with the history of slavery, and Julian Rubinstein discusses “The Holly.”
Johnson County selected Lulu Merle Johnson, a Black educator and historian, as its official eponym, replacing Richard Mentor Johnson, the ninth U.S. vice president.
From Brooklyn to Galveston, there were scenes of joy and reflections on the meaning of the holiday. “We have to celebrate that we survived,” one man said.
Abolishing slavery was only one step on a winding journey.
“I’ve spent a lifetime trying to outrun the ghosts of the South,” writes the author, whose African American grandparents were born in Georgia. A road trip reveals both the weight of the past and hope for the future.
Poetic jars by David Drake are setting records at auction and starring in art museums, showcasing the artistry of enslaved African Americans.
Emancipation from slavery has been celebrated on different days in different places.
Juneteenth is now a national holiday. But is it for everyone?
The law went into effect immediately, making Friday the first federal Juneteenth holiday in American history.
Academics believe that increases in the number of Americans familiar with the holiday, which commemorates the end of slavery in the U.S., may be a result of last summer’s protests against racism.
The measure would designate June 19 as a federal holiday to commemorate the end of slavery. More than a dozen Republicans voted against it.
Hannah Drake’s Un(Known) Project in Louisville is both a memorial to enslaved people whose stories will never be uncovered, and a challenge to unearth narratives hidden in attics and archives.
A new exhibition in Amsterdam reconstructs personal histories to confront the Netherlands’ extensive and little-discussed involvement in the international trade of enslaved people during the colonial era.
The remains of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a slave trader and leader of the Ku Klux Klan, will be moved from Memphis to a Confederate museum 200 miles away.
Retired Army Lt. Col. Barnard Kemter was speaking at an American Legion service in Hudson, Ohio, on Monday when he was intentionally silenced.
In “How the Word Is Passed,” the poet and journalist Clint Smith visits nine places to assess how we are reckoning with our racial history and its legacy.
In a culture-war brawl that has spilled into the country’s educational system, Republicans at the local, state and national levels are trying to block curriculums that emphasize systemic racism.
Nikole Hannah-Jones, a creator of the 1619 Project who is scheduled to start as a professor at the university this summer, has retained lawyers to represent her in a dispute over tenure.
The Choctaw Nation and the Muscogee (Creek) Nation in Oklahoma said they would consider granting citizenship to the Freedmen.
In her provocative new book, “The Second,” the historian Carol Anderson examines America’s history of racist legal decisions around gun rights, arguing that the Second Amendment was intended to guarantee white slaveholders a fighting force to suppress slave insurrections.
More than 200 writers and cultural figures signed a letter opposing the University of North Carolina’s failure to give the Times Magazine correspondent tenure with her position there.
In his Amazon show, Barry Jenkins doesn’t present a story of slavery for the white gaze.
The new Netflix series tapped years of scholarship and the life experience of its creators to chart how African Americans have shaped the country’s cuisine.
Alan Taylor’s “American Republics” describes a nation that was less a united country than a congeries of feuding geographical entities.
Now that those 12 and older will be eligible, a former principal urges that they be required to be vaccinated when they return to school. Also: Underpaid workers; a fund for black colleges; fewer showers.
A campaign draws attention to streets, subway stations and neighborhoods named after some of the city’s most famous families.
Peter Stuyvesant was an enslaver. So were other prominent New Yorkers whose names are all over the city.
The French president’s speech on the 200th anniversary of the emperor’s death combined a rebuke for a betrayal of the Enlightenment and recognition of his achievements.
Justin Lafferty, a state representative, was rebuked after offering a historical defense of the agreement, under which three-fifths of a state’s enslaved people counted toward its population.
The answer is “yes,” and that’s not a radical statement.
Critics say the field has a long way to go — from the lack of Black psychiatrists to the way it treats African-Americans.
Exhibits at the house where the writer lived in the early 1800s are being updated to add historical context. Not everyone is thrilled.
The decision contradicted an earlier court ruling in South Korea that said the Japanese government must compensate so-called comfort women.
Gordon-Reed’s new book is a series of short, moving essays about her family’s history and about the end of legalized slavery in Texas.
State and federal officials announced on Tuesday that they had located the site of the Maryland cabin where the Underground Railroad conductor lived as a young adult.
As one museum has pledged to return skulls held in an infamous collection, others, including the Smithsonian, are reckoning with their own holdings of African-American remains.
The deal had been hammered out in a series of private meetings between the Jesuits and three descendant leaders.