Author and Humanities Washington speaker Clyde W. Ford on the troubling foundations of American prosperity.
America’s story is in constant flux. Isn’t it time to make everyone a main character?
“A student asked me, ‘I can’t tell if this story is optimistic or pessimistic.’ I responded, ‘It’s pessimistic, because it’s about living with loss. And it’s optimistic because it’s about living with loss. I can’t explain it any other way.'”
“I see my life as being like a canvas, which I work on creating with my every thought and deed.”
If you’re going to use a writer or activist’s words, educate yourself about their lives, says comic artist Tessa Hulls.
A statement from the staff and board of Humanities Washington.
As IBM’s first Black systems engineer, Clyde Ford’s father had to navigate racial tensions—and his company’s troubling history.
How and why teachers punish students can have life-long consequences, especially for Black children. Explore the “discipline gap” through the eyes of a teacher and student who experienced it firsthand.
In many cases decided by the US Supreme Court, argues professor Timothy Golden, there is a “profound difference between what is legal and what is just.”
They’re just follicles, yet a lot of social and power dynamics are playing out on your head.