Picturing Black History

Photographs and stories that changed the world

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Political Resistance and Engagement

The Monument to Patience

It was never built. And thus, in our age of toppling monuments, it never came down. But in October 1868, Thomas Nast imagined a monument to racial violence that continues to haunt us.

Bombing MOVE

What constitutes terrorism? How the Philadelphia police turned a neighborhood to ashes and the desecration of the remains of the dead that followed.

The Locked Out

Jesse Jackson and the radicalism of 1980s Black presidential politics