Adele Oltman

Adele Oltman is a historian, journalist and author of Sacred Mission, Worldly Ambition: Black Christian Nationalism in the Age of Jim Crow (UGA Press, 2008).

Obama and King Obama and King

As Obama accepts his party's presidential nomination on the forty-fifth anniversary of King's most famous speech, a historian looks beyond the obvious analogies.

Aug 18, 2008 / Feature / Adele Oltman

The Hidden History of Slavery in New York The Hidden History of Slavery in New York

Those who believe that slavery in America was strictly a "Southern thing" will discover an eye-opening historical record on display at the New-York Historical Society's current exh...

Oct 24, 2005 / Books & the Arts / Adele Oltman

Sub-Urban Planning Sub-Urban Planning

Chicago's Robert Taylor Homes--once the nation's largest public housing project--is currently being dismantled. Half of its buildings have already been torn down, and of those tha...

May 17, 2001 / Books & the Arts / Adele Oltman