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To conclude her residency at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Julia Bullock is presenting Hans Werner Henze’s “El Cimarrón.”
Emory professor's podcast wins Peabody Award for exploring racially motivated crimes from Georgia's civil rights era
Jackie Sibblies Drury, Jeremy O. Harris, Antoinette Nwandu and Jordan E. Cooper, on influences, gatekeepers and helping “the young black theater nerd find work that looks like them.”
In a struggling neighborhood with a vibrant history, Titus Kaphar found a home for himself. Now he’s creating a center there to nurture emerging artists.
A direct descendant of a slave featured in photos owned by Harvard is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from the university. She's also demanding Harvard give her family the images.
Denying racism often involves tantrums and tears on the part of the party inviting us into his or her minstrel show; acknowledging racism’s existence and functioning in every forum requires a village of vocal and vigilant supporters of a new narrative.
The iconic Gilbert Stuart painting of George Washington's enslaved chef Hercules isn't Hercules. It isn't a Gilbert Stuart. And it isn't even a chef.
The daily online newswire, produced by NPQ’s collaborative journalism program, traces developments in fields, practices, and the operating environments of nonprofits. This compilation of one line of NPQ reportage highlights the realms of activities and issues involved in decolonizing the museum, acknowledging the role of museums in anchoring narratives about the world we live in.
A new study analyzes the collection of 18 major US museums and says it can serve as a benchmark for diversity.
“Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey From Slavery to Segregation,” by Steve Luxenberg, is an elegant history of the mostly losing battle to protect the civil rights of newly freed black citizens.
Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies, West Virginia University, provides specific suggestions for doing “a better job of understanding the subject and p…
From Lauryn Hill to 'Cameron Post' to Tara Westover, 2018 repeatedly asked the question, What does it mean to teach a person to surrender?
In an era of deepening nationalism museums' ability to tell stories of hybridity and cosmopolitanism is vital
Click here to view a video about the Lost Souls Memorial Project. The article found here provides additional background.
We read with interest Cicely Cottingham’s interview with artist Nell Painter. Click here for the full interview.
Freedom on the Move from Cornell University is the first major digital database of fugitive slave ads from North America.
In the last decade alone, American taxpayers have spent at least $40 million on Confederate monuments and groups that perpetuate racist ideology
At the annual conference of the leading international academic trade association for the study of nonprofits, a group of panelists, including NPQ’s Ruth McCambridge, took a hard look at why nonprofit governance in the US remains white-dominated and what to do about that.
Leah Penniman's new book teaches farming to address issues such as racism, health disparities and food access. She also traces some farming technologies back to their widely unknown African roots.
For about $300, a 9-year-old girl named Ashley was sold as a slave. Her mother, Rose, remained a house slave at a mansion in South Carolina.
He said black people had three tools: their voice, their pen and their vote. Today all three are under threat.
A research team has spent two years tracing the lives of the enslaved people who once worked on Maryland's largest plantation, now called Hampton National Historic Site. “We can finally start to talk about them,” one researcher said, “as real people.”
The world of art museum curation remains heavily white-dominated even as the nation becomes increasingly diverse. In this podcast, NPQ’s Amy Costello interviews three women of color working in the art world to identify what can be done to change this picture.
Some presidential estates and other historical sites have struggled to reconcile founding-era exceptionalism with the true story of America’s original sin.
In this week’s Race/Related newsletter, we look at the national anthem, Judge Kavanaugh’s record on race, the singer Kali Uchis, and more.
Hoping to reflect a broader range of visitors, museums are diversifying their staffs, welcoming a more inclusive generation of future leaders.
The grant will support the first phase of a project to create an online hub that connects data collections focused on the African slave trade, enslaved individuals, and their descendants....
It’s been nearly a year since white nationalists and neo-Nazis clashed with counterprotesters in Charlottesville, Va., leaving a young woman and two state police officers dead and a nation that has long struggled with the dark side of its complicated racial history shaken to its core.