Race in the United States

Understanding Race in the United States

You probably know some of the history of racism in the United States of America—the Three-Fifths Compromise, the Civil War, Jim Crow laws, the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s. But have you heard of Fred Hampton? Do you know why we celebrate Juneteenth? Do you want to know more about the Black Wall Street Massacre?
 
Racism in the United States has a long and complex history. The good news is that more of this history is now widely available.