Mickey Rooney's portrayal in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' is often cited as offensive and a well-known example of yellowface.
Read excerpts from letters, speeches and memoirs reflecting on each stage of his life—from the innocence of a tribal village boy to the triumphs and pressures of being South Africa's first black president.
Since the 2015 massacre at the Emanuel A.M.E. Church, 37 schools honoring Confederate icons have changed their names, while about 100 others haven’t.
The famed physicist would later denounce racism, but his diaries reveal shocking reflections from when he was a young man.
Researchers found one common denominator among those most likely to riot: They had experienced or witnessed an act of police brutality.
The Mann Act was designed to prevent human trafficking—but used to punish interracial relationships.
Between the 1860s and the 1920s, white Americans pushed out thousands of black residents from their communities.
Prom started in the 19th century, segregated proms continued into the 21st century, and other things you might not know about prom.
A new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama, challenges the nation to acknowledge its crimes.
Between 1850 and 1930, the census created new categories that reinforced a white supremacist obsession with ‘racial purity.’