American art shows us the reality and effects of racism and slavery, and often points the way to social justice.
A Greek myth and the American anti-Slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin combine to upend our own contemporary myths
One of two panels to survive the Texas Centennial, pointing to a future free of racism.
An unflinching memorial to civil rights martyrs by the contemporary artist Thorton Dial
John Brown has polarized political opinion from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement.
The ongoing struggle against discrimination in the U.S. undermined the sense of victory for African Americans in both world wars.
How a portrait of an African muslim came to hang side-by-side with the founding fathers in one of America's earliest museums.
Global trade in a cup of tea: Colonial America, sugar and slavery.
The artist asks us if maintaining can be as important as creating.
Artifacts like this are key for reminding us of a history of racism that is all too easy to forget.
During World War II, racism flourished the United States even as the war effort sought to bring people together.
This eclectic assortment of carved objects speaks to the experience of a formerly-enslaved man in the post-Civil War South.
Lawrence captures the vitality of Harlem and highlights the issues around access to medical care for people of color.