Latest from DeNeen L. Brown

The heavyweight champion refused to fight in the Vietnam War — and was nearly sent to jail for it.

  • Jun 16, 2018

The first lady is credited with rescuing the iconic portrait of George Washington from the invading British in 1814. But the story is more complicated than that.

  • Jun 7, 2018

In the 19th century, Pastrana was dehumanized and displayed all over Europe and the U.S. — part of the long history of comparing people of color to animals.

  • Jun 3, 2018

The Trump administration's policy of separating parents and children who cross the border illegally has roots in slave and Native American families being ripped apart.

  • May 31, 2018

Meghan Markle has been hailed as Britain’s first black royal. But Queen Charlotte, who married King George III 257 years ago, probably had African blood from both sides of her family.

  • May 19, 2018

Born enslaved, the teacher and journalist risked her life to investigate lynchings and crusade against them.

  • Apr 26, 2018

The Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Ala., honors more than 4,000 victims of lynchings, including Matthew Williams, who was brutally attacked and killed by a mob on Maryland's Eastern Shore in 1931.

  • Apr 24, 2018

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson used the nation's shock, grief and rage over King's death to pass a landmark civil rights bill.

  • Apr 11, 2018

In 1915, Methodist preacher William Joseph Simmons led a group of white men up Stone Mountain in Georgia to burn a cross. The Klan, he declared, was born again.

  • Apr 10, 2018

People who live and work along Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington long for change — and fear it, too.

  • Apr 3, 2018
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