History Is Power

60 years before ‘Black Panther,’ there was Lorraine Hansberry

60 years before ‘Black Panther,’ there was Lorraine Hansberry
Her masterpiece “A Raisin in the Sun” showed the power of black storytelling.

The founders of Black History Month fought a lonely uphill battle for decades

The founders of Black History Month fought a lonely uphill battle for decades
White historians had a blind spot.

Kansas City Black History highlights

Kansas City Black History highlights
(Every month is Black History Month.)

Pay attention to the footnotes

Pay attention to the footnotes
“Not until years later did I grasp the real intent of this conspiracy between my dad and Rev. Trout.”

When government breaks and you don’t want to fix it

When government breaks and you don’t want to fix it
You still have to fix it.

Why we must always demythologize Martin Luther King Jr.

Why we must always demythologize Martin Luther King Jr.
The civil rights movement made MLK, not the other way around.

‘Two Towns of Jasper’ and the ‘veil’ between the races

‘Two Towns of Jasper’ and the ‘veil’ between the races
W.E.B. DuBois’ description of racial division holds true today.

Wildly popular 1920s KKK gave us the alt-right

Wildly popular 1920s KKK gave us the alt-right
Its political legacy is with us today.