Why the Extraordinary Story of the Last Slave in America Has Finally Come to Light

Zora Neale Hurston’s Barracoon was written in the 1930s, but has only just been published. Why has it taken so long for the remarkable story of Oluale Kossola to be made public?

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From the Green Book to Facebook, Driving While Black is Still Perilous in America

A historical travel guide once listed safe pit stops for black motorists in Jim Crow America. When a family sought similar advice on Facebook last year, they were deluged with replies

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Mississippi’s Bold New Civil Rights Museum Offers Unflinching View of US History

Jackson’s new Civil Rights Museum and its neighbor, the Museum of Mississippi History, have a joint launch on 9 December, in advance of a year of events across the south marking 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr’s assassination

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