Black History

A Radical Pocket Book

A miniature Emancipation Proclamation helped to recruit Black soldiers during the Civil War.

A Stand on the Streetcar

How an individual act of resistance in 1850s’ New York led to the desegregation of the city’s transit system.

Birth of a Freedom Fighter

Nat Turner, leader of one of the most significant rebellions in the antebellum South, was born on 2 October 1800.

The Foundations of Liberia

The creation of an African American colony was supported by slave holders and abolitionists, but founded by a few dozen black families.

The United States of Africa?

Is a united Africa, freed from the legacy of colonialism, possible? The Pan-African movement has been advocated by many different voices, underpinned by a belief in the common destiny in the peoples of Africa.