Posted: 2020-08-02 11:02:00
The overhaul of the well-known grove used for receptions and statements is being funded by private donations and is expected to be completed later this summer....
Posted: 2020-08-01 09:09:00
As monuments come down around the U.S., a group in Louisville, Ky., is putting one up. An artist-run nonprofit is planning a memorial dedicated to Black people whose names have been lost to ...
Opinion: 75 Years On, Remember Hiroshima And ...

Opinion: 75 Years On, Remember Hiroshima And Nagasaki. But Remember Toyama Too


A U.S. firebombing campaign targeted Toyama and other Japanese cities, killing 180,000 before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, write geographer Cary Karacas and historian David...
Posted: 2020-08-01 12:01:27
Opinion: 75 Years On, Remember Hiroshima And Nagasaki. But Remember Toyama Too
A U.S. firebombing campaign targeted Toyama and other Japanese cities, killing 180,000 before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, write geographer Cary Karacas and historian David...
How Portland's Racist History Informs To...

How Portland's Racist History Informs Today's Protests


Oregon was founded on white supremacist principles. But it also has a long history of anti-racist protests, says Lisa Bates, who teaches urban studies at Portland State University....
Posted: 2020-07-30 10:22:00
How Portland's Racist History Informs Today's Protests
Oregon was founded on white supremacist principles. But it also has a long history of anti-racist protests, says Lisa Bates, who teaches urban studies at Portland State University....
Researchers Solve A Question About Stonehenge...

Researchers Solve A Question About Stonehenge Megaliths' Origin


Scientists found that the outer stones of the prehistoric structure originated about 15 miles away from where the structure stands....
Posted: 2020-07-29 10:56:29
Researchers Solve A Question About Stonehenge Megaliths' Origin
Scientists found that the outer stones of the prehistoric structure originated about 15 miles away from where the structure stands....

Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Four Big Tech leaders testified before Congress Wednesday. NPR looks through its archive to find when and in what context each was first mentioned on the network....
Posted: 2020-07-29 11:22:00
The nation has corrected an oversight three quarters of a century old, awarding the 30th Infantry Division a Presidential Unit Citation for holding off a German counterattack....
Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musica...

Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?


Researchers are still digging into the question and sharing their findings decades after the Nazis sacked the homes of Jews during World War II....
Posted: 2020-07-29 09:04:00
Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?
Researchers are still digging into the question and sharing their findings decades after the Nazis sacked the homes of Jews during World War II....
Facebook Moves To Prevent Antiquities Looting...

Facebook Moves To Prevent Antiquities Looting. Critics Say It's Not Enough


Antiquities looters have been using Facebook to sell their stolen treasures — sometimes while the ancient items are still half-buried in the earth....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
Facebook Moves To Prevent Antiquities Looting. Critics Say It's Not Enough
Antiquities looters have been using Facebook to sell their stolen treasures — sometimes while the ancient items are still half-buried in the earth....
Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During...

Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During Coronavirus Pandemic


The Navajo Nation is having a farming renaissance in the era of COVID-19. More residents are turning to traditional agriculture as they're under strict travel limits due to the coronavirus....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:00:37
Navajo Nation Sees Farming Renaissance During Coronavirus Pandemic
The Navajo Nation is having a farming renaissance in the era of COVID-19. More residents are turning to traditional agriculture as they're under strict travel limits due to the coronavirus....

Posted: 2020-07-27 09:02:00
In 1967, following a summer of racial unrest, President Lyndon Johnson called on the Kerner Commission to figure out the causes and the remedies. Those findings continue to shape American li...
Posted: 2020-07-27 09:02:00
Sunday marked 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. We asked people how this legislation has impacted their life, and what's left to improve....
Late John Lewis' Final Trip Across The E...

Late John Lewis' Final Trip Across The Edmund Pettus Bridge


The body of Congressman John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Ala., on Sunday. It was a poignant moment at a hallowed place as the country honors the life of the civil rights...
Posted: 2020-07-26 08:53:00
Late John Lewis' Final Trip Across The Edmund Pettus Bridge
The body of Congressman John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Ala., on Sunday. It was a poignant moment at a hallowed place as the country honors the life of the civil rights...
Since Rep. Lewis' Death, Calls Grow To R...

Since Rep. Lewis' Death, Calls Grow To Rename Historic Bridge After Him


The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., is significant in the life of Rep. John Lewis. His casket will be carried over that bridge on Sunday. Lewis died on July 17 at the age of 80....
Posted: 2020-07-26 11:45:00
Since Rep. Lewis' Death, Calls Grow To Rename Historic Bridge After Him
The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., is significant in the life of Rep. John Lewis. His casket will be carried over that bridge on Sunday. Lewis died on July 17 at the age of 80....
The Americans With Disabilities Act Was Signe...

The Americans With Disabilities Act Was Signed Into Law 30 Years Ago


It's the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A founder of the disability civil rights movement talks to a young activist, born a few months before the ADA became law....
Posted: 2020-07-26 11:45:00
The Americans With Disabilities Act Was Signed Into Law 30 Years Ago
It's the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A founder of the disability civil rights movement talks to a young activist, born a few months before the ADA became law....

Posted: 2020-07-24 07:27:26
Seven busts along with a statue and a plaque — all honoring Confederate leaders — are quietly ousted from Virginia's Old House Chamber on orders from the state's House of Delegates speak...
Posted: 2020-07-24 12:32:00
David Byrne says "context has a huge effect on creativity." He draws on his time with Talking Heads, as well as Bach, Gregorian chant, even birds—to show how spaces affect the music we wri...
Richmond, Va., Circuit Court To Decide The Fu...

Richmond, Va., Circuit Court To Decide The Future Of Confederate Gen. Lee Statue


Plans to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond have been caught up in court. A judge may rule Thursday whether it can come down or if the injunction continues....
Posted: 2020-07-23 08:12:00
Richmond, Va., Circuit Court To Decide The Future Of Confederate Gen. Lee Statue
Plans to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond have been caught up in court. A judge may rule Thursday whether it can come down or if the injunction continues....
After 30 Years, How Has The ADA Helped You?...

After 30 Years, How Has The ADA Helped You?


The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is Sunday. Morning Edition wants to know how it has affected your life....
Posted: 2020-07-22 09:00:41
After 30 Years, How Has The ADA Helped You?
The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is Sunday. Morning Edition wants to know how it has affected your life....
British Novelist Reimagines The Life And Deat...

British Novelist Reimagines The Life And Death Of Hamnet Shakespeare


Almost nothing is known about William Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, who died at age 11. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maggie O'Farrell about her new novel, which imagines the boy's life an...
Posted: 2020-07-21 08:06:00
British Novelist Reimagines The Life And Death Of Hamnet Shakespeare
Almost nothing is known about William Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, who died at age 11. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maggie O'Farrell about her new novel, which imagines the boy's life an...

Posted: 2020-07-21 04:47:26
The president is calling for unauthorized immigrants to be excluded from census numbers used to divide seats in Congress. The Constitution says the count must include every person living in ...
Posted: 2020-07-21 09:04:00
The U.S. isn't the only country where statues of controversial historical figures have been swept aside by protesters seeking a clean break with the past....
'Fresh Air' Remembers Civil Rights ...

'Fresh Air' Remembers Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis


Lewis, who died July 17, grew up the son of sharecroppers. He later became an associate of Martin Luther King and co-led the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala. Originally broadcast in 20...
Posted: 2020-07-20 06:26:16
'Fresh Air' Remembers Civil Rights Leader Rep. John Lewis
Lewis, who died July 17, grew up the son of sharecroppers. He later became an associate of Martin Luther King and co-led the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala. Originally broadcast in 20...
'Black In Selma' Author Reflects On...

'Black In Selma' Author Reflects On The Long March Toward Civil Rights


The late J.L. Chestnut was the first Black lawyer in Selma, Ala. He was working with the NAACP at the time of the city's 1965 civil rights march. In 1990, he spoke to Fresh Air about Bloody ...
Posted: 2020-07-20 06:26:16
'Black In Selma' Author Reflects On The Long March Toward Civil Rights
The late J.L. Chestnut was the first Black lawyer in Selma, Ala. He was working with the NAACP at the time of the city's 1965 civil rights march. In 1990, he spoke to Fresh Air about Bloody ...
Eleanor Holmes Norton And Alexandria Ocasio-C...

Eleanor Holmes Norton And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Remember John Lewis


NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the two congresswomen about the life and legacy of the late congressman John Lewis, who died on Friday at the age of 80....
Posted: 2020-07-18 09:06:28
Eleanor Holmes Norton And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Remember John Lewis
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the two congresswomen about the life and legacy of the late congressman John Lewis, who died on Friday at the age of 80....

Posted: 2020-07-18 11:58:00
99 years ago in Tulsa, Okla., white mobs slaughtered several hundred Black citizens in one of the worst racial massacres in US history. Historians have long tried to locate were victims are...
Posted: 2020-07-17 10:49:00
Despite its history in slavery, the word "plantation" was used as a marketing tool beginning in the late 1950s to lure whites to new developments in South Carolina. Now there's a push to rem...
New Vatican Guidance Urges Clergy To Report C...

New Vatican Guidance Urges Clergy To Report Cases Of Sexual Abuse


A step-by-step manual for investigating and reporting sexual abuse cases involving clergy calls on church authorities to alert civilian officials even if not required to do so by law....
Posted: 2020-07-16 08:24:11
New Vatican Guidance Urges Clergy To Report Cases Of Sexual Abuse
A step-by-step manual for investigating and reporting sexual abuse cases involving clergy calls on church authorities to alert civilian officials even if not required to do so by law....
The Story Of A Memorial: The African Burial G...

The Story Of A Memorial: The African Burial Ground In New York


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Blakey, anthropology and American studies professor at the College of William & Mary, about the African Burial Ground found in Lower Manhattan in 1991....
Posted: 2020-07-16 08:13:00
The Story Of A Memorial: The African Burial Ground In New York
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Blakey, anthropology and American studies professor at the College of William & Mary, about the African Burial Ground found in Lower Manhattan in 1991....
African American Cultural Heritage Fund Award...

African American Cultural Heritage Fund Awards Grants To Preserve Black History


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Fund, on the awarding of grants to 27 places across the U.S. to preserve Black history....
Posted: 2020-07-16 08:13:00
African American Cultural Heritage Fund Awards Grants To Preserve Black History
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Fund, on the awarding of grants to 27 places across the U.S. to preserve Black history....

Posted: 2020-07-16 02:45:13
The National Historic Trust's African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund gave out $1.6 million in grants to sites that tell American history "through the lens of Black humanity and ident...
Posted: 2020-07-16 02:10:20
Officials in Bristol say the artist didn't have approval to erect the work on the plinth where the Edward Colston statue used to stand. The mayor says the search for a replacement will not b...
North Carolina City To Apologize For Slavery,...

North Carolina City To Apologize For Slavery, Pay Reparations To Black Residents


The city of Asheville, N.C., has voted to apologize and pay reparations for its participation in "the past enslavement of Black people" and for enforcing "segregation and its discriminatory ...
Posted: 2020-07-15 08:03:00
North Carolina City To Apologize For Slavery, Pay Reparations To Black Residents
The city of Asheville, N.C., has voted to apologize and pay reparations for its participation in "the past enslavement of Black people" and for enforcing "segregation and its discriminatory ...
Peter Hardeman Burnett: California's 1st...

Peter Hardeman Burnett: California's 1st Governor And A Noted Racist


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Gregory Nokes, author of a biography of California's first governor, Peter Hardeman Burnett, about Burnett's life and racist legacy....
Posted: 2020-07-15 08:03:00
Peter Hardeman Burnett: California's 1st Governor And A Noted Racist
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Gregory Nokes, author of a biography of California's first governor, Peter Hardeman Burnett, about Burnett's life and racist legacy....
Thomas Jefferson Descendant Reflects On His A...

Thomas Jefferson Descendant Reflects On His Ancestor's Complicated Legacy


Shannon LaNier is the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. He talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about Jefferson's history as a founder and slaveholder....
Posted: 2020-07-15 09:02:00
Thomas Jefferson Descendant Reflects On His Ancestor's Complicated Legacy
Shannon LaNier is the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. He talks to NPR's Steve Inskeep about Jefferson's history as a founder and slaveholder....

Posted: 2020-07-15 09:02:00
Shannon LaNier is the sixth great-grandson of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. He talks to NPR about the founding father's complicated history, and how that should be reflected in his mem...
Posted: 2020-07-14 10:07:00
One hundred newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 among U.S. forces on the small island that hosts about half the Americans stationed in Japan are further testing tense ties with Okinawa....
Who Was Ben Tillman, Whose Statues Appear All...

Who Was Ben Tillman, Whose Statues Appear All Over South Carolina?


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Stephen Kantrowitz, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about who Ben Tillman was and why his statues appear all over South Carolina....
Posted: 2020-07-14 07:59:00
Who Was Ben Tillman, Whose Statues Appear All Over South Carolina?
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Stephen Kantrowitz, a history professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, about who Ben Tillman was and why his statues appear all over South Carolina....
Frederick Douglass Documents, Newly Acquired ...

Frederick Douglass Documents, Newly Acquired By Yale, Reveal 'Hope For The Country'


Dr. Walter O. Evans' collection is the largest known on the abolitionist and politician who was formerly enslaved. Yale University recently acquired Evans' collection and plans to make it pu...
Posted: 2020-07-14 07:55:06
Frederick Douglass Documents, Newly Acquired By Yale, Reveal 'Hope For The Country'
Dr. Walter O. Evans' collection is the largest known on the abolitionist and politician who was formerly enslaved. Yale University recently acquired Evans' collection and plans to make it pu...
Excavation Begins For Possible Mass Grave Fro...

Excavation Begins For Possible Mass Grave From 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre


Tulsa officials began a test excavation to determine if land on in city-owned Oaklawn Cemetery is the site of a mass grave of victims of the race massacre. Most of the victims have never bee...
Posted: 2020-07-14 06:15:54
Excavation Begins For Possible Mass Grave From 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre
Tulsa officials began a test excavation to determine if land on in city-owned Oaklawn Cemetery is the site of a mass grave of victims of the race massacre. Most of the victims have never bee...

Posted: 2020-07-12 04:33:00
The Founding Fathers intended the presidential pardon power to protect the national interest. Leading clemency experts question Trump's use of his authority....
Posted: 2020-07-11 08:50:00
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with filmmaker Dawn Porter about her latest film, John Lewis: Good Trouble....
Who Was Juan De Oñate? A Look At The Conquis...

Who Was Juan De Oñate? A Look At The Conquistador's Violent Legacy In New Mexico


When a crowd tried to pull down a statue of a conquistador in Albuquerque recently, someone got shot. We look at who this controversial figure from 400 years ago is and why he inspires viole...
Posted: 2020-07-11 11:54:00
Who Was Juan De Oñate? A Look At The Conquistador's Violent Legacy In New Mexico
When a crowd tried to pull down a statue of a conquistador in Albuquerque recently, someone got shot. We look at who this controversial figure from 400 years ago is and why he inspires viole...
Denver School Principal On How Black Students...

Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History Curriculum


Kimberly Grayson took her high schoolers to the African American history museum in D.C. When students pressed their white teachers to take the same trip, a revised history curriculum quickly...
Posted: 2020-07-10 09:47:00
Denver School Principal On How Black Students Led Swift Changes To History Curriculum
Kimberly Grayson took her high schoolers to the African American history museum in D.C. When students pressed their white teachers to take the same trip, a revised history curriculum quickly...
World War II Naval Drama 'Greyhound'...

World War II Naval Drama 'Greyhound' Charts A Trim, Efficient Course


Tom Hanks stars in, and wrote the screenplay for, this familiar but effective tale of a Navy captain leading a convoy of merchants ships through U-boat-infested seas....
Posted: 2020-07-10 01:00:24
World War II Naval Drama 'Greyhound' Charts A Trim, Efficient Course
Tom Hanks stars in, and wrote the screenplay for, this familiar but effective tale of a Navy captain leading a convoy of merchants ships through U-boat-infested seas....

Posted: 2020-07-10 12:04:31
How can we make amends for the atrocities of slavery and segregation? Historian and preservationist Brent Leggs discusses one step in confronting the past: preserving African American histor...
Posted: 2020-07-08 07:55:00
A debate over the statue of Lincoln and a freed slave in Washington, D.C., led two history professors to discover Frederick Douglass' letter, which could sway some opinions on the matter....
How LeBron James' Infamous Decision Chan...

How LeBron James' Infamous Decision Changed The League Forever


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Kevin Arnovitz, an NBA writer for ESPN, about how LeBron James' decision to take his talents to South Beach 10 years ago has changed the league....
Posted: 2020-07-08 07:55:00
How LeBron James' Infamous Decision Changed The League Forever
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Kevin Arnovitz, an NBA writer for ESPN, about how LeBron James' decision to take his talents to South Beach 10 years ago has changed the league....
We Are Repeating The Discrimination Experimen...

We Are Repeating The Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Says Educator Jane Elliott


Elliott created the blue-eyes/brown-eyes classroom exercise in 1968 to teach students about racism. Today, she says, it's still playing out as the U.S. reckons with racial injustice....
Posted: 2020-07-08 07:42:00
We Are Repeating The Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Says Educator Jane Elliott
Elliott created the blue-eyes/brown-eyes classroom exercise in 1968 to teach students about racism. Today, she says, it's still playing out as the U.S. reckons with racial injustice....
We Are Repeating Discrimination Experiment Ev...

We Are Repeating Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Educator Says


NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jane Elliott, who created the blue-eyes/brown-eyes classroom experiment in 1968 to teach students about racism. It was so enlightening, she repeated it for decad...
Posted: 2020-07-08 09:01:00
We Are Repeating Discrimination Experiment Every Day, Educator Says
NPR's Rachel Martin talks to Jane Elliott, who created the blue-eyes/brown-eyes classroom experiment in 1968 to teach students about racism. It was so enlightening, she repeated it for decad...