My two favorite Korean-American (and African-American) boys, in Seoul, 2019. It’s been my longtime observation that Asian Americans battle a "model…
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Ida B. Wells, the Statue of Liberty, and the knee of Derek Chauvin on the neck of George Floyd. Photo illustration by Jon Fortt, for The Black…
A longtime regional celebration in the Black community is suddenly a national holiday
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The calendar returns to May. A year ago in 2020, the road to The Black Experience in America: The Course started for me. That’s when Derek Chauvin…
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Often, my first impulse when solving a problem — and this is not a good thing — is to invent a solution from scratch. So a year ago, when I told a group…
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Download original images from The Black Experience catalog for your social profiles
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To download free social media images to celebrate Black history, click here. I spent the hours before Black History Month preparing for and executing an…
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As part of Black History Month this year, I had the opportunity to talk about The Black Experience in America: The Course with a group of people whose…
From the moment I taught the first lesson of The Course in July 2020, I puzzled over technological challenges. My students were spread across six states…
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What’s the right way to teach American history, and the role of race in it? A bill in Texas, HB 3979, takes a stab at the question. It’s part of a push…
Spider-Man was always one of my favorite heroes, so I have to admit, at first it took me a while to “get” Miles Morales. All of a sudden the comic book…
When I was growing up in Washington, D.C. in the '80s, identity — blackness — was a smorgasbord. Through eighth grade I went to mostly Black public…