As we celebrate National Freedom Day and enter Black History Month at this most unsettled and troubling of times, it is worthwhile to take a moment and reflect upon what freedom means to the U.S., and to all of us, today. Since the early 17th century, the North American colonies that would become the U.S. have […]
Part of the reason I was able to remain completely oblivious to issues of racial justice in the U.S. for so long was that I grew up before the 24-hour news and entertainment cycle brought about by digital and social media. Most kids in the 80s and early 90s simply weren’t often exposed to images or […]
Each semester, as a collective community, we will be reading and discussing a book that focuses on the broad topic of “race and the American story.” We will engage in a moderated online discussion of the book–its themes, concepts, and approach–on this website. For the Spring semester 2020, we will be reading Most Blessed of the […]
The Race and the American Story project is designed for students to listen and join in on conversations surrounding race and American political principles that have defined American history. Share your own story here.
The 1619 Project points us to the need for the 3395 Project—the project of constructing a new and stronger American identity that incorporates both the experiences, perspectives, and distinctive contributions of the descendants of enslaved Africans (1619) and also the aspirations and ideals enunciated by European Americans in the Declaration of Independence (1776).