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Black History Month
Black History Month news and analysis from The Nation
July 25, 2016
A Worker Broke a Window at Yale and Shed Light on History
The vestige of American slavery had long gone politely ignored amid the polished Oxonian interiors of the rarefied university.
February 26, 2016
Art and the Burdens of History
A panel hosted by Chirlane McCray represented both the trouble with and triumph of Black History Month.
September 2, 2015
A Retelling: The Clubwomen
A writer reflects on her grandmothers’ struggles with progress and peril in a changing America.
February 26, 2015
Where the Leadership of Black Women Can Take Us
No economic opportunity agenda for women can be complete without Black women’s needs, experiences and dreams at the forefront.
February 20, 2013
Racism, Torture and Impunity in Chicago
Mayor Rahm Emanuel is continuing the city’s tradition of refusing to apologize for the torture of scores of black men under police commander Jon Burge.
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February 4, 2013
Paying Tribute to Black History Month
A great way to celebrate Black History Month would be to support the work of these groups.
February 6, 2012
What’s Left Out of Black History Month Celebrations
More than a quarter of African-Americans live in poverty. During Black History Month, we should speak truthfully about the economic legacy that drives this inequality.