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HIDDEN BLACK HISTORY

The Wilmington Coup of 1898, America’s only successful overthrow of an elected government, has eerie parallels to the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol

The remains of the office of the Wilmington Daily Record, Wilmington’s Black-owned newspaper, after its destruction by a mob of White supremacists in the Wilmington coup and massacre, November 10, 1898. Image: Wikipedia Commons


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Airbombing Black people — as American as apple pie


File This Under Racism

Everything you need to know about this week in race and racism

Burning of a church where ammunition was stored during the Race Riot in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in June 1921. Photo: GHI/Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images

Cementing Greenwood’s legacy


A woman who didn’t take no for an answer

Photos: courtesy of the author


Snapshots of my Black history

The author with her grandpa. Photos courtesy of the author


Not all history makes headlines, and that’s okay

Richard Wright in 1940. Photo: MPI/Getty Images


Across the Pond

The Black Eagle challenged racism all over the world

Hubert Julian stands next to a biplane at Roosevelt Field, Long Island. Photo: Bettmann/Getty Images


Growing up, I thought the institution was an urban legend. The truth was worse.

Incarcerated teens at the Arkansas Negro Boys’ Industrial School. Photo: KATV News


Arturo Alfonso Schomburg among Masons in April, 1922. Photo: Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images


Get to know the Six Triple Eight

1945 unknown newspaper article. Image: Six Triple Eight family member Hunt-Martin

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