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Jacob Lawrence

The painter’s migration series was a first draft of history for one of black America’s defining moments.

Guy Carawan

Guy Carawan's music had a message and his songs became the unofficial anthems of the Civil Rights movement. 

A gallery in the new Whitney Museum of American Art.

With its new building, the Whitney Museum is now the best place to see modern and contemporary art in New York City.

How J. Edgar Hoover’s paranoid view of literature led him to target African-American writers.

Times Square news ticker, Monday, October 6, 2008.

Money is sitting around in its sweatpants listlessly spooning peanut butter out of a jar.

Tens of millions were murdered or expelled from their homes in a whirlwind of ethnic cleansing.

Blogs

One of the most powerful tools white power groups use to spread their ideology to young people is music.

June 23, 2015

The Nation’s coverage of an earlier Confederate flag controversy—from 1887—shows the real reason the flag still flies in South Carolina.

June 22, 2015

Today's Altercation features interesting and relatively obscure cover songs.

June 18, 2015

In 2013, American Library Association passed a public statement in support of the former NSA contractor. Then it changed its mind. 

June 2, 2015

Sometimes the best things are the least appreciated.

June 1, 2015

Songs about war and attendant suffering cut across all musical genres.

May 22, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/22/15?

May 22, 2015

A new movie from Andrew Niccol stars Ethan Hawke as a pilot fighting terrorists from the ’burbs of Las Vegas.

May 15, 2015

What Are ‘Nation’ Interns Reading the Week of 5/15/15?

May 15, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015