Reframing The March on Washington
Feb 8, 2022
The best footage of the March on Washington was very nearly hidden from history.
The Black Ambassador Who Took His Fight for Equality Straight to the State Department
Feb 7, 2022
A graphic history of Ambassador Terence Todman’s rise through the diplomatic ranks.
How a Black Journalist-Turned-Ambassador Changed the Game in Both Media and Diplomacy
Feb 7, 2022
The Washington Post’s first Black female reporter remembers one of her heroes, Carl Rowan.
When Blue Jeans Got a Bad Name
Dec 27, 2021
Over the fourth of July weekend in 1947, 4,000 motorcycle riders, wearing leather jackets and blue jeans roared into Hollister, California.
A Place to Remember
Nov 5, 2021
Indigenous stories from the Everglades
Briggs v. Elliott brought us Brown v. Board of Education. Here’s how.
Mar 23, 2021
Black parents and children in Clarendon County, South Carolina risked everything to destroy legalized segregation.
Mr. Civil Rights
Mar 12, 2021
Before Brown v. Board of Education, there was Briggs v. Elliot—the case that launched Thurgood Marshall’s fight to end segregation in America’s schools.
Red Summer: When Racist Mobs Ruled
Feb 4, 2021
How a pandemic of racial terror led to the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre.
William and Elizebeth Friedman and the NSA’s “Secrecy Virus”
Jan 6, 2021
The pioneering codebreakers never imagined what their work might lead to, but they had their fears.
The Cryptanalyst Who Brought Down the Mob
Jan 5, 2021
How codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman faced off with rum runners and drug smugglers—and won.
Oct 15, 2020
How the Klan perpetrators of the Mississippi Burning murders were enabled by state legislators, a state funded, anti-civil rights spy agency and police.
The Ongoing Fight
Jul 26, 2020
Before women's suffrage, Black women led the fight for voting rights—and still do today.
Jun 17, 2020
The strategies and tactics of the women's suffrage movement are brought to life in this web interactive.
Langston Hughes on Trial
Dec 26, 2019
A dramatization of Langston Hughes' 1953 testimony before Sen. Joseph McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Investigations, with Jericho Brown voicing Hughes.
Another Hidden Figure: Clyde Foster Brought Color to NASA
Jul 7, 2019
Over three decades, he recruited hundreds of African Americans into the space program.
Broadcasting the Moon
Jul 3, 2019
CBS’s broadcast of the moon landing is etched into national memory. But how did TV director Joel Banow create the live 36-hour program we remember?
The Desegregation of Huntsville
Jun 27, 2019
African American civil rights activists in Huntsville, Alabama formed a “psychological warfare committee” to outsmart white supremacists and force the Rocket City to desegregate.