by Thomas Breen | Sep 24, 2015 12:53 pm
Marcus Rediker sat just barely above water in a canoe weighed down by three historians and a fisherman. The narrow wooden vessel struggled to stay afloat as it ferried its passengers through the shark and hippo-infested mangroves of southeastern Sierra Leone.
by Lucy Gellman | Sep 1, 2015 7:18 am | Comments (1)
Did you see Jackie Robinson hit that ball?
by Staff | Aug 29, 2015 9:30 pm | Comments (3)
Yale University is following the lead of South Carolina—taking a look at whether it should withdraw an official symbol of the Confederacy.
by Sebastian Medina-Tayac | Jul 19, 2015 4:20 pm | Comments (9)
When Wesley Williams reported to the firehouse for his first day of work in 1919, the captain resigned and every single other man on the force requested a transfer. The mostly Irish-American firemen insisted the African-American officer sleep in the basement (he didn’t), refused to talk to him, and smashed dishes that he had used. One day, racial tensions erupted into a fistfight, which Williams won.
by Paul Bass | Jul 10, 2015 1:42 pm | Comments (7)
Jim Newton, a prominent figure in New Haven’s black political circles in the 1980s and 1990s, has died.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jun 19, 2015 11:19 am
The day after a white supremacist killed nine black people in a Charleston, S.C., church, an actor with Charleston roots brought home the violence facing black Americans for a mostly white audience up north, tossing around the “n” word and raising uncomfortable questions about how we view victims.
by Paul Bass | May 12, 2015 5:06 pm
The record of New Haven’s political trial of the century — which echoes in today’s national “Black Lives Matter” debates over race and criminal justice — disappeared from public view. Forty-four years later, it has returned, for good.
by Paul Bass | Mar 15, 2015 10:53 am | Comments (3)
John C. Daniels, who served as New Haven’s first black mayor and brought community policing to the city, died Friday after a long illness. He was 78.
by Staff | Feb 20, 2015 2:34 pm
The New Haven Firebird Society and Beulah Heights First Pentecostal Church are sponsoring a black history theater workshop series for the last two Saturdays in February.
by Khadija Hussain | Feb 18, 2015 3:06 pm | Comments (5)
It seems Morgan Freeman isn’t the only one with an opinion about Black History month. In light of February’s black history commemoration, N’Zinga Shani organized an episode of her “One World Civic Engagment” public-access TV show for students to discuss the annual observance. Students discussed the stigma surrounding cultural celebrations, and the need— or lack thereof, in their opinion, for such events.