In the settling of the western US, it fenced off farm acreage and kept out grazing cattle — and made the concept of land ownership in America a physical reality.

Artist R. Luke DuBois explains the vision behind his presidential project — and puts citizens’ knowledge to the test.

The great evil of American slavery wasn’t involuntary servitude, says public-interest lawyer Bryan Stevenson. It was the ideology of white supremacy used to justify it — and it’s an ugly part of our history we need to acknowledge.

An independent press is one of the essential pillars of a democracy, and we need to support journalists and whistleblowers alike to protect it, says lawyer and free press advocate Trevor Timm.

It’s time to ensure that no American has to worry about where they and their families will sleep tonight, says housing consultant James Stockard.

Researching, celebrating and supporting African American food culture is Michael Twitty’s way to honor and heal his country’s racial past.

How a unique school curriculum is fostering different kinds of learning and local pride.