Relations with African Americans
Sep 4, 2011 — Much of the NFL integrated in the 1940s. The Washington Redskins held out until 1962. In a new book, historian Thomas G. Smith writes about how it took an ultimatum from the Kennedy administration to allow blacks into pro football in the nation's capital.
Feb 3, 2011 — In The Black History of the White House, Clarence Lusane traces the country's race relations by telling the stories of the African-American men and women who built, worked at and visited the presidential home.
Jul 7, 2006 — Author and journalism professor Robert Jensen says racism will never end in America as long as whites are in denial about the sometimes invisible, unspoken inequalities created by a legacy of white supremacy.
Mar 15, 2005 — During the upheaval of the civil rights era, the U.S. president and the nation's leading agitator had a little-known, behind-the-scenes relationship. Michele Norris talks to Nick Kotz, author of Judgment Days: Lyndon Baines Johnson, Martin Luther King Jr. and the Laws that Changed America.
Feb 1, 2005 — Essie Mae Washington-Williams is the daughter of the late Sen. Strom Thurmond. While her mother, who was black, served as the Thurmonds' maid, she had an affair with the future senator. Thurmond, from South Carolina, long opposed integration. Washington-Williams has a new memoir, Dear Senator: A Memoir by the Daughter of Strom Thurmond.