Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:41:41 -0500Slaves fleeing the American South established new lives in Canada. Three noteworthy museums tell of their struggles and triumphs.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 03:21:03 -0500By surviving, African-Americans became far more American than those who withheld the nation’s founding promise.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 06:57:28 -0500Marian Wright and Peter Edelman, one of the first interracial couples to wed in Virginia, married shortly after two 1968 assassinations that affected them personally.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 14:30:18 -0500For President Trump, no cause is as compelling as his own.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 05:00:24 -0500The city native, about to turn 90, looks back at a glorious past and wonders what his next act will be.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:47:34 -0500Here is a brief history of how Martin Luther King Jr. Day came to be, and the fierce opposition to the holiday.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:36:23 -0500The plan was announced after a weekend of escalating tensions between the president-elect and Representative John Lewis, who fought for civil rights alongside King.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:21:13 -0500Since his death, the civil rights leader has been appropriated for all sorts of causes.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:02:15 -0500King’s birthday falls within days of the birthdays of Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, an awkward time for towns like Lexington, which celebrates all three.
Mon, 16 Jan 2017 00:01:58 -0500Lexington, Va., has a rich Confederate history. This year, residents marched in the city's first Martin Luther King Jr. parade. Down the road, others saluted the Confederacy.