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When Hurston Had a (Mule) Bone to Pick with Hughes

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Did Zora Neale Hurston’s refusal to compromise with Langston Hughes secure her literary legacy?

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20 Jun 2018

The Hidden History of Segregation in Libraries

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Authors Wayne and Shirley Wiegand talk about a little-known chapter in the Civil Rights Movement.

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19 Jun 2018

The Complex Life and Death of Robert Kennedy

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Extraordinary highlights of Kennedy’s often contradictory career.

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05 Jun 2018

Ragtime, Rock ‘n’ Roll and Rap

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What researching the music craze of the Progressive Era reveals about the evolution of American popular music.

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07 May 2018

What Was Unique About the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising?

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Why did this massive rebellion occur in the Warsaw Ghetto, and not in other places where armed resistance was perhaps more feasible?.

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19 Apr 2018

Celebrating a Phenomenal Poet

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Researching how Maya Angelou went from being a voice of empowerment for African American women to becoming a bard of the American people.

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21 Mar 2018

How Givenchy Changed the Way We Understand Clothing

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Resources reveal the revolutionary influence of the French fashion icon and the way we dress today.

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20 Mar 2018

Bess, You Is Your Own Woman Now

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We explore the splendor of Porgy and Bess, as well as depictions of race and gender in the long-beloved opera.

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13 Mar 2018

Say It Loud!: James Brown and Black Freedom

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“When I'm on stage, I'm trying to do one thing: bring people joy.” – James Brown

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26 Feb 2018

Frederick Douglass: Pioneer of the Labor Movement

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Discover how his experiences as a hired-slave prompted Douglass to become a champion of the working class.

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12 Feb 2018

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