Boldly and unapologetically told, the essays featured in this powerful collection exemplify strength and resilience as these writers--published authors as well as fresh voices--take their truths public. Filled with hope, humor, and determination, these stories tackle love, loss, friendship, identity, and parenthood.
Plessy v. Ferguson, the Supreme Court case synonymous with "separate but equal," created remarkably little stir when the justices announced their near-unanimous decision on May 18, 1896. Yet it is one of the most compelling and dramatic stories of the nineteenth century, whose outcome embraced and protected segregation, and whose reverberations are still felt into the twenty-first.
A play about the imagined fault line between black and white lives by Claudia Rankine, the author of Citizen
The world-famous chef René Redzepi's intimate first-hand account of a year in the life of his renowned restaurant, noma