The true story of how a slave, Robert Smalls, led his family and other slaves on a daring escape by piloting a stolen Confederate ship toward Union waters. When Smalls surrendered the ship to the Union Navy, they found not only artillery, ammunition, but also a codebook with valuable intelligence about mines in Charleston Harbor.
These are just a few of our newest titles helping to paint a more complete picture of the role African Americans have played throughout the history of the United States.
Presents quotes of dozens of black luminaries with portraits & illustrations by Ronald Wimberly. Featuring the memorable words and depictions of Angela Davis, Jean-Michael Basquiat, Kanye West, Zadie Smith, Ice Cube, Dave Chappelle, James Baldwin, Spike Lee and more.
Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory reflects on what he considers 100 key events in the history of black America.
A through study of what is known about the life of Crispus Attucks. While other victims of the 1770 Boston Massacre have been ignored, Attucks is widely celebrated as the first to die in the cause of American Freedom.
Known as the Wereth 11, these survivors of the Nazi’s Ardennes offensive found refuge in a small village in Belgium. When the Nazi authorities learned of their location, they did not take them prisoner, but subjected them to torture and execution.
Like thousands of other black soldiers in the 54th, George Stephens and Robert Gooding fought against the Confederacy and slavery. They were also war correspondents who detailed the training, dangers of the battlefield and the battles for civil rights in the Union army.
A brief history of African Americans in the North and South in the years before, during, and after the Civil War.
Hundreds of images, some from the February 2016 Unpublished Black History series in The New York Times and some seen here for the first time.
In two rainy days in March, 1857 the largest slave auction in U.S. history took place in Savannah, Georgia. Over 400 men, women, and children were bought, sold, or traded over the course of these two days. This detailed narrative tells their stories.