Posted inCulture, History, Partner Content

Louisiana sisters fight to protect their community’s health and enslaved ancestors’ history

Originally published by The 19th We’re telling the untold stories of women, women of color and LGBTQ+ people. Sign up for our daily newsletter. WALLACE, La.— There are only a handful of homes situated on Alexis Court, but there are a whole lot of memories.  At one end of the short street, facing the Mississippi […]

Posted inEducation, K-12

Why It’s So Hard for Schools to Teach About Slavery

The Texas Board of Education received national attention this summer when a group of eductors proposed a monumental change to the state’s second-grade social studies curriculum: introducing slavery as “involuntary relocation.”   The board rejected the proposal, but the incident is only the latest controversy surrounding how slavery is taught in American schools. Classes have held […]

Posted inCulture, History

Black History Sites Aren’t Being Preserved. This Historian Wants to Change That.

Saying America has a troubled relationship with the land it seized from Indigenous people would be an understatement. Colonialism, and the taking of land through force and murder, defined the country’s borders. The struggle over terrain continues today with the threat of climate change, an increase in internal migration, and the soaring cost of housing. […]