Jackie Robinson

Remembering Jackie Robinson: Images of One of Baseball’s Finest

by #teamEBONY

On April 15, 1947, a Black man stepped onto Brooklyn’s Ebbets Field to reverse a wrong in pro sports that had lasted 63 years... Read More

California African American Museum

In Our Cities: The California African American Museum Redefines Black History in Los Angeles

by Mariel Turner

The Black experience in Los Angeles has been defined by misunderstood stereotypes for years—gang wars, drive-by shootings, broken families—but curators at the California African... Read More

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In Our Cities: From Slavery to Real Estate Mogul, Biddy Mason Leaves Her Mark on Los Angeles

by Mariel Turner

For nearly 100 years, one of Los Angeles’ first Black real estate moguls sat in an unmarked grave forgotten and unacknowledged. Bridget “Biddy” Mason,... Read More

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of African American History and Culture Architectural Photrography

NMAAHC to Celebrate Black Women During Women’s History Month

by #teamEBONY

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture announced it will celebrate Women’s History Month by honoring Black women through a series... Read More

Foundation Raises Funds to Save Photo of Harriet Tubman

Foundation Raises Funds to Save Photo of Harriet Tubman

by #TeamEbony

The Harriet Tubman Home is on a mission to preserve the legacy of its namesake, abolitionist and Civil War spy Harriet Tubman, after a newly discovered... Read More

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Meet Stephanie Johnson: Delta’s First Black Female Captain

by #teamEBONY

Last year, Stephanie Johnson made history by becoming Delta Airlines’ first African-American female captain. Johnson, who made history twenty years ago by becoming the... Read More

[In My Lifetime] Col. Merryl Tengesdal Remembers Her First Solo U-2 Flight

[In My Lifetime] Col. Merryl Tengesdal Remembers Her First Solo U-2 Flight

by Shantell E. Jamison

Flying solo in a U-2 in 2004 was not the first solo flight for me. As a student pilot, you do your first solo... Read More

This Mobile Museum Keeps Black History Month Going All Year Long

This Mobile Museum Keeps Black History Month Going All Year Long

by Princess Gabbara

Khalid el-Hakim started frequenting antique shops, garage sales and flea markets and collecting rare artifacts pertaining to Black history in the early 1990s. Among... Read More

How Black History Explains Donald Trump

How Black History Explains Donald Trump

by Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II

On Tuesday morning, President Trump toured the Smithsonian’s new African-American History Museum with Dr. Lonnie Bunch, one of America’s foremost historians of the African-American... Read More

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Reconstruction 2.0: We’ve Been Here Before, So We Know How to Fight

by LaSha

When I was in the 11th grade, I had a U.S. History teacher whom I adored. One of my favorite assignments from that course... Read More