Aunt Jemima and Hattie McDaniel’s Mammy: Selling Blackness to 20th Century Consumers
Los Angeles 1992, policing, and the long history of urban protests in the United States
Four photographs capture how music embodies a long tradition of global Black engagement and the goal of justice for all Black people
The Civil Rights Movement owes much to the students who boldly sat down at segregated lunch counters
The Parkridge Country Club demonstrated the fragile promise of African American recreational space in 1920s Los Angeles
Black children played a central role in the Civil Rights Movement
The Influential Life of Norma Elizabeth Boyd, a founding member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
An Easter Sermon with Dr. Benjamin E. Mays at South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, SC
Gladys Bentley consistently and unapologetically broke the unspoken rules of gender norms.
The editorial team at Picturing Black History recognizes the importance of Black history as a subject of academic knowledge and a source of African diaspora identities. We embrace the power of images to capture stories of oppression and resistance, perseverance and resilience, freedom dreams, imagination, and joy within the United States and around the globe.
Picturing Black History emerged in the wake of national and international Black Lives Matter protests following the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers in 2020. We recognize that Black Lives Matter is a contemporary outgrowth of a long history of Black racial protest in the United States. Picturing Black History is our collaborative effort to contribute to an ongoing public dialogue on the significance of Black history and Black life in the United States and throughout the globe.