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Black History Month

From our archives—a collection of featured stories and videos to revisit for Black History Month. Be sure to check the events calendar for other discussions and gatherings this month, including NYU's 13th annual MLK Week (Feb. 5-10), which commemorates Dr. King's charge to take action for social justice with events around the theme "The Revolution Is Now."

Latest Articles in Black History Month

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For MLK Day, Changing the Narrative About Black Boys and Men
One Question: How Can We Talk to Kids About Race?
Highlights from the Launch of NYU Law's New Center on Race, Inequality, and the Law
Is the National Anthem Racist, Patriotic, or Both?
James McBride on the Lonely Life of James Brown
Tubman on the 20: What the Choice Says About Our Time and Hers
Hashtags in the ‘Real’ World: How #BlackLivesMatter Changed Activism
Ota Benga, Captive: The Man the Bronx Zoo Kept in a Cage
Gaudy, Sure—But Racist Too? Unpacking Centuries of 'Blackamoor' Art
When Long Island Was the Eugenics Capital of the World
Mississippi in Black and White: Freedom Summer 50 Years Later
Melville, Obama, and the Ship That Flipped the Slave Narrative
The Bitter and the Sublime: Deb Willis on African American History Through Photographs
How the Harlem Rattlers Changed the Face of the American Military
NYU Stories Salon: (Not) Talking About Race