Nearly 400 years ago, in 1619, the first Africans arrived in English-speaking North America. Cassandra Newby-Alexander (Norfolk State University) explores how we should commemorate that history and what’s at stake… More»
In this hour, we look at expressions of American patriotism from the flip side of history. We’ll learn more about African-American music celebrating the nation, the writer Ann Petry, Walt Whitman’s stint as… More»
In this hour we look at how slavery is represented in the classroom and on historic sites.
Today when we vote, we enter a private space, secretly make our choice, and go about our day. Don Debats (Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Fellow) explains… More»
Two years after his 1959 speech at the Havana Labor Rally Fidel Castro declared that the age of racism and discrimination was over. Geoffroy de Laforcade (Norfolk State University) and… More»
The American Civil War has produced a number of mythical characters. Perhaps there are none like the notorious Champ Ferguson, a Confederate guerrilla who claimed to have killed over… More»