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NPR Codeswitch: Ghetto, in slang usage, has entirely lost the sense of forced segregation — the meaning it held for centuries. In a rapid about-face, it's become an indictment of individual choices.

NPR Codeswitch: Ghetto, in slang usage, has entirely lost the sense of forced segregation — the meaning it held for centuries. In a rapid about-face, it's become an indictment of individual choices.

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation. Economic Policy Institute Report (2015)

From Ferguson to Baltimore: The Fruits of Government-Sponsored Segregation. Economic Policy Institute Report (2015)

On the opening night of the Republican National Convention, Donald J. Trump was conspicuously trying to conjure somebody else: Richard M. Nixon.

It’s Donald Trump’s Convention. But the Inspiration? Nixon.

On the opening night of the Republican National Convention, Donald J. Trump was conspicuously trying to conjure somebody else: Richard M. Nixon.

If you want to see just how messy real history can be -- and how important it is that we recognize its messiness -- look no further than the civil rights movement.

6 Civil Rights Movement Myths You Learned In History Class

If you want to see just how messy real history can be -- and how important it is that we recognize its messiness -- look no further than the civil rights movement.

Co-authors of new book that explores the way Americans who served in the Vietnam War turned to music to cope discuss their book with clips from some of the songs they mention.

Co-authors of new book that explores the way Americans who served in the Vietnam War turned to music to cope discuss their book with clips from some of the songs they mention.

Confederate Flag is a Racist Symbol: Just Ask the KKK

The Confederate Flag Is a Racist Symbol. Just Ask the KKK.

Confederate Flag is a Racist Symbol: Just Ask the KKK

Civil War Veterans, Fourth of July or Decoration Day, Ortonville, Minnesota. On review in center of town, ca. 1880

Civil War Veterans, Fourth of July or Decoration Day, Ortonville, Minnesota. On review in center of town, ca. 1880

For years the U.S. government allowed white lynch mobs to summarily murder Black men, women and children. One could argue that Black people’s lives were little to no value in the United States at all, which provides the historical context for the current slogan "Black Lives Matter".

For years the U.S. government allowed white lynch mobs to summarily murder Black men, women and children. One could argue that Black people’s lives were little to no value in the United States at all, which provides the historical context for the current slogan "Black Lives Matter".

History professor David Perry discusses the explorer's true legacy and how to explain the holiday to kids.

History professor David Perry discusses the explorer's true legacy and how to explain the holiday to kids.

Five myths about Reconstruction - The Washington Post

Five myths about Reconstruction

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