Category Archives: Blacks

Q&A: Tracy K. Smith and Jacqueline Woodson Talk Reading, Race and Spreading the Gospel of Literature

One’s the U.S. poet laureate. The other is the National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature. Can they bring literature to the masses?

King and Kennedy Weren’t Friends, but They Were Bound by History

A New-York Historical Society show and a new book look at the juxtaposition of the lives of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy.

Denmark Gets First Public Statue of a Black Woman, a ‘Rebel Queen’

As a challenge to the country’s collective memory, two artists unveiled a monument to a 19th-century figure who led a fiery revolt against Danish colonial rule in the Caribbean.