Trump and Rahm play to white fears of Black people.
Bessie and Sadie Delany celebrate more than a century of badassery.
A new adaptation ignores the realities of Jim Crow America in favor of spreading its message of love.
The civil rights-era playwright’s Wedding Band is an indispensable look at what we’ve been missing.
Meanwhile the proposed HBO series Confederate is based on the premise that the south won the Civil War.
On the culture’s current preoccupation with the eras of slavery and Jim Crow in the U.S.
The candidate’s political success requires a political response.
Did public educatiion in South Carolina lead to the vote to furl the battle flag?
Reflections on the battle flag and same-sex marriage
So far the Stars and Bars have enjoyed a much gentler fate.
A gay couple from Wisconsin marry in Chicago as the Seventh Circuit strikes down that state’s constitutional amendment forbidding same-sex marriage.
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Sunday, February 2
A new exhibit looks at young African-American scholars in the Jim Crow era—and the German Jewish refugees who taught them.
A teacher at West Chicago High School said he’d planned a student minstrel show to start a conversation about racism. Was he serious?
The idea: The myth of JFK’s assassination ruined liberalism.