Category Archives: Racial and Ethnic Issues

Unpublished Black History (The New York Times) In W. C. Handy’s Band

After both my parents passed away in the mid-1990s, I came across a strangely familiar photograph in their apartment in Greenwich Village…

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In Time for Valentine’s Day: An Interracial Love Story

Howard was born in Baltimore, Maryland in 1914; Grace came into the world five years later and grew up in Brooklyn, New…

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The Miscegenation Laws: A Personal History

The year was 1968. The Vietnam War was raging, Martin Luther King, Jr. had just been assassinated, and the students at Columbia…

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A Documented Example of Racial Realities in a Pre-Martin Luther King, Jr. Era

When your parents are extreme hoarders, you learn unbelievable things about them after they’re gone because nothing ever gets thrown away. One…

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