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At 2 Georgetown Cemeteries, History in Black and White

Nicholas Fandos calls the efforts to maintain the Mount Zion Cemetery in Washington, D.C., which is on the National Register of Historic Places, “a case study in the difficulty of preserving black history.”

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Nat Turner’s Skull and My Student’s Purse of Skin

Author of a forthcoming book, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved from Womb to Grave in the Building of a Nation,  Professor Daina Ramey Berry, was prompted to write about the “post-mortem consumption” of…

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‘Only White People,’ Said the Little Girl

In relating his son’s early encounter with racism and the difficulties in responding Topher Sanders asks “Why do I always have to make white people feel comfortable at the expense of who I am and my mood and my music…

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Police Violence: American Epidemic, American Consent

Charles Blow wisely places the most recent shooting deaths of black men by police against the background of systemic racism.  “We keep talking about choices, but we don’t talk nearly enough about the fact that choices are always made within…

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Hollywood, Separate and Unequal

Manohla Durgis and A. O. Scott review several high-profile features about African-Americans due for release in fall, 2016.

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