Blair L.M. Kelley

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The N*gger Debate: More of the Same

It seems that every few years we have some version of a debate about this…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr with children

Durham Nativity Keeps King’s Dream Alive

One of my mentors is an amazing woman at my church, Ruby Thompkins. She is…

The Price of ​‘Django’

I finally saw Django Unchained. As a historian, I was reluctant to watch it. After…

A NEW STRANGE FRUIT: Martin’s Murder Takes Us Back

I teach about a terrible time in American history, the turn of the twentieth century.…

Home and Homegoing:Reflections on the Black Church

The church has been in the news a lot lately, from the Catholic bishops contesting…

Rethinking Booker T. Washington

It’s easy to dislike Booker T. Washington.  After all, he is the African- American leader…