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1800Antebellum Education

Literacy as Resistance

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, Written by Herself

Narcisse Prud’homme’s Cotton Bale Stencil, Louisiana

Narcisse Prud’homme’s Cotton Bale Stencil, Louisiana

Continue Your Journey from Present to Past

Black women in masks at a protest


Structural racism and racist beliefs about African Americans shape access to care and health outcomes.

General Lloyd J. Austin III, Commander, United States Central Command and former Commanding General, United States Forces – Iraq


While serving the nation, African Americans continued the fight for their own freedom and justice.

Photograph of Louis Manigault, Jr. in a field


Landownership provides autonomy and capital and serves to pass down wealth from one generation to the next.

People waiting in line to vote


African Americans continue the fight for social justice and equal treatment under the law.