Skip to main content

Beyond Green Book: Who Was Don Shirley?

Getting to know the complex, often contradictory piano virtuoso (mis)characterized in the award-winning film.

Read More
25 Feb 2019

The NAACP’s Anti-Lynching Campaign

We mark the 110th anniversary of the founding of the NAACP, and the recent passage of anti-lynching legislation by the U.S. Senate.

Read More
12 Feb 2019

Slave Hiring & the Dynamics of American Slavery

2019 marks 400 years since the first African slaves arrived in Virginia – and we’re still learning from this dark chapter in American history.

Read More
05 Feb 2019

To Be or Not to Be…Absent on National Sickie Day

What’s behind the trend of UK employees calling in sick on the first Monday in February.

Read More
01 Feb 2019

Polarization, Populism and the News

What role does digital media play in the divide between “the people” and “the establishment”?

Read More
23 Jan 2019

MLK’s Crusade for Voting Rights & the Hopes of a Nation

How the Bloody Sunday attacks in Selma shocked, saddened and spurred sympathy for the Civil Rights Movement.

Read More
21 Jan 2019

Alice Paul, Women’s Suffrage & the 116th U.S. Congress

A century since passage of the 19th amendment, 2019 is another historic year for American women. We’re thinking of the foremothers who made it possible.

Read More
10 Jan 2019

Disability, Diversity & Performance

We explore ways the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act led to more inclusivity in the arts, and how we all benefit.

Read More
19 Dec 2018

Heloise and Abelard: Fact, Fiction and Forbidden Love

How this 900-year-old tale crosses the lines between history and literature to tempt our appetite for tragic romance.

Read More
07 Dec 2018

American Prohibition Law: Fake Rabbis and Other Loopholes

How scofflaws took advantage of religious exemptions to the Volstead Act and undermined the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

Read More
05 Dec 2018