[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. John Conyers on Why the 1967 Detroit Riot Happened

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. John Conyers on Why the 1967 Detroit Riot Happened

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July 23, 1967 was a hot summer day that remains etched in my memory as the start of one of Detroit’s darkest periods. Over... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Henry Louis Gates on Muhammad Ali Beating Sonny Liston

[IN MY LIFETIME] Henry Louis Gates on Muhammad Ali Beating Sonny Liston

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It was when he fought Sonny Liston. He was saying he was the greatest and everybody predicted that Liston would kick his butt and... Read More

A Walk Through the Sites of African American History

A Walk Through the Sites of African American History

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The history of African Americans is typically thought of as people and events, but those could not come together without places and spaces. In... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Goldie Brangman on Saving Martin Luther King’s Life

[IN MY LIFETIME] Goldie Brangman on Saving Martin Luther King’s Life

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A lot of time was wasted while they argued on whether to take Dr. King down to Bellevue or to King’s County rather than... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] ESPN’s Howard Bryant on the Fear Facing Hank Aaron

[IN MY LIFETIME] ESPN’s Howard Bryant on the Fear Facing Hank Aaron

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Henry Aaron broke Babe Ruth's all-time home run record on April 8, 1974. I was five years old. I didn't see it. I don't... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Scandal’s Joe Morton Remembers Dick Gregory’s Groundbreaking Stance

[IN MY LIFETIME] Scandal’s Joe Morton Remembers Dick Gregory’s Groundbreaking Stance

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Here’s what I will tell you. I remember Dick Gregory when I was coming up and him appearing on The Jack Paar Show for... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Dr. Jedidah Isler Remembers the Brilliance of Dr. Beth Brown

[IN MY LIFETIME] Dr. Jedidah Isler Remembers the Brilliance of Dr. Beth Brown

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Dr. Beth Brown was the first Black woman astrophysicist I had ever heard about around high school (there were others before her, but I... Read More

Terri Springer EBONY Magazine collection

[IN MY LIFETIME] Dori Wilson Remembers Embracing and Loving Dark Skin

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When I was growing up, I would always look at EBONY and the fashion magazines. I remember always seeing Terri Springer at the Fashion... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on the Perseverance of His Father

[IN MY LIFETIME] Rep. Donald Payne Jr. on the Perseverance of His Father

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My father first wanted to be a congressman when he was 10 or 11 and believe it or not, the congressman at that time... Read More

[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

[IN MY LIFETIME] Author Niya Brown Matthews on Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison

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Mae Jemison becoming the first African American woman astronaut to travel into outer space was a huge deal for me that I will never... Read More