Lessons from Frederick Douglass on the tortured relationship between protest and change
Like Frederick Douglass, we can find inspiration for this moment in the oldest story of rebirth and renewal.
The pandemic is reminding Americans of the importance of government.
The University of North Carolina agreed to pay the Sons of Confederate Veterans $2.5 million—a sum that rivals the endowment of its history department.
In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, he dreamed of a pluralist utopia.
A century and a half after the Civil War, Mayor Mitch Landrieu asked his city to reexamine its past—and to wrestle with hard truths.
Throughout modern history, the millions forced to flee as refugees and beg for asylum have felt Douglass’s agony, and thought his thoughts.
A century and a half after the Civil War, the process of Reconstruction remains contested—and incomplete.
The preacher who tried to heal the wounds of Charleston fell victim to neo-Confederate ideology in the city where the Civil War began.
150 years after Robert E. Lee surrendered at Appomattox, Americans are still fighting over the great issues at the heart of the conflict.