Black History

African Burial Ground and monument. NYC aerial shot.

Pinkster Celebration Has Honored African Ancestors in NYC Since Colonial Times

NYC’s African Burial Ground National Monument will host the “oldest [Black] holiday of the United States.”

Clotilda. A weathered, shipwrecked boat lies on its side on a rocky shore with green bushes behind it.

Last-Known Slave Ship Discovered

Nearly 160 years after the Clotilda brought the last kidnapped Africans to the shores of the United States, researchers have located the ship’s remains.

Martin Luther King at a podium

New Podcast 'Voices of a Movement' Brings Legendary Civil Rights Era Stories to Life

 “Some of them are names you know, some aren’t—but all of them have stories that need to be told while they’re still here to tell them,” say the podcast’s creators. 

Novelist James Balnddwin in Hyde Park, London, in 1969.

James Baldwin's French Home Could Become an Artist Colony

There is an $11.2 million fundraising campaign underway to make it happen.

WATCH: New Video Celebrates the Black Folks Who Rule YouTube

Black history is lovely, but Black future is lit.

WATCH This Animated Short on Wendell Scott, First Black Driver in the NASCAR Hall of Fame

In this new video from StoryCorps, Wendell Scott’s son and grandson recall his struggle for acceptance in the White-dominated racing world.

Lee Daniels is Directing a New Documentary on the Apollo Theater

And Daniels and Apollo Theater president Jonelle Procope are asking the public to submit historical materials for inclusion in the project.

'The Birth of a Nation' Just Landed the Biggest Distribution Deal in Sundance History

Fox Searchlight successfully bid $17.5 million for Nate Parker’s highly anticipated film about Nat Turner’s slave rebellion. 

Art Institute of Chicago Celebrates the 1960s 'Wall of Respect' Mural

A tribute to black history finally gets its own tribute.