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Hardship-Birthed Hymns: What Can We Learn From the Negro Spiritual?

For there our captorsrequired of us songs,and our tormentors, mirth,…


The Race for Humanity: The Tommie Smith and John Carlos Story

If you’ve ever analyzed the iconic picture of Tommie Smith and John Carlos at…


Watch It Now: America's Civil Rights Movement

Right on time for Black History Month, an essential documentary series is now…


History as Activism – Jemar Tisby at Theology on Tap Chattanooga

Confederate monuments, kneeling during the national anthem, the #MeToo…


The Long History of Racism and Reformed Theology – Jemar Tisby at Covenant College

Listen at Jemar shares his experience with racism in reformed theology,…


What Columbus Really Thought about Native Americans

In 1937, Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially designated “Columbus Day” as a…


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There Will Be No Fireworks This Juneteenth

I feel a tinge of shame admitting as a black man—raised in Texas—that I’ve…


Why Juneteenth Should Be a National Holiday

America fought it’s bloodiest war mainly over the issue of slavery. It took the…


We Return Fighting: How Memorial Day Can Mean Something Different for African American Soldiers

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance. By setting aside a time to recall…


Honor & Soul at the Opening Ceremony for the Lynching Memorial and Museum

Montgomery, AL-- Bryan Stevenson and his team at the Equal Justice Initiative…


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Honor the Real King

April 4, 2018, marks the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin…


5 Reasons You Should Celebrate Black History Month

February 1st marks the beginning of Black History Month. Each year Americans…


My 10 Favorite History Books of 2017

After reading dozens of U.S. history books for my PhD coursework this year, I…


In Mississippi’s Museum Openings, a Victory for ‘Local People’

NOTE: This article originally appeared in "Opinion" section of the New York…


Tolerance for Racism Paved the Way for the Moral Bankruptcy of This Moment

The credible sexual abuse allegations leveled at political leaders keep coming.…


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How the Protestant Reformation led to Martin Luther King, Jr.

This article originally appeared on The Washington Post news…


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Singin’ Us to Glory: The Life and Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer

On August 31, 1962, a group of young African Americans involved in the Civil…


Martin Luther King's Eulogy of the Four Girls Killed in a Birmingham Church Bombing

September 16, 1963 brought news of one of the most horrific acts of hate and…


The Misunderstood Dream: A Reflection On the Anniversary of King's "I Have A Dream" Speech

August 28 marks the anniversary of one of the most iconic speeches in American…


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Reject Overt and COVERT White Supremacy

Overt expressions of White Supremacy engulfed Charlottesville this past…