Race and the American Story is committed to fostering conversations that are both broad in terms of who they include, and deep in terms of their historical awareness and thoughtfulness.
These articles written by our affiliated faculty and students are intended to reflect and stimulate such conversations. Check back regularly for more and subscribe to our newsletter below to receive all of the latest updates from the Race and the American Story project.
Passionate in honoring heritage and shedding light on cultural history and heritage, Culture Talk was created in January 2020 by three Arizona State University (ASU) students. Anusha Natarajan, a current sophomore at ASU and 2020 Summer Engagement Fellow with the Race and the American Story Project, worked with the other two co-founders, Roxanne Holder-Kumer and…
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…
Race and the American Story was created by two professors at the University of Missouri following the Mizzou student movements in 2015. It has grown into a course taught at three universities nationwide.
The Kennedy family will always be remembered for giving the American people statesmen who may have been incredibly flawed, but whose contributions to their country were incredible nonetheless.
There are civil rights stories everywhere. Most Americans can name a national Civil Rights figure and hopefully know something about the key pieces of civil rights legislation in history. But most don’t know anything about what happened down the street.
In comparison to the last ten years, this current moment in the history of US racism seems calm, as if all is well. Yet, the currents under the surface of these calm waters are far from calm.