African American

  • Photo card of a Chinese dwarf.

    Freak Shows in the United States (1840-1940)

    How’d You Like to be a Giant? For one hundred years (1840 – 1940) the freak show was one of America’s most popular forms of entertainment. Today the same shows…

  • Black Panther News: Handicapped Win Demands

    The 504 Protests and the Black Panther Party

    “Black Panthers saved the 504 sit-in.” Corbett O’Toole, participant in the 1977 504 protest in San Francisco During the 504 protests at the San Francisco Federal Building in 1977, the…

  • Black Disabled Ancestors, by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

    Black Disabled Ancestors: by Leroy F. Moore Jr.

    “We say that our ancestors are resting in peace but I argue that our Black Disabled Ancestors can’t rest in peace because their stories are incomplete and have a lot…

  • Harriet Tubman

    The Overlooked History of Black Disabled People

    By Vilissa Thompson, Rewire News Group What do Harriet Tubman, Fannie Lou Hamer, and Mary Davidson have in common? They were all important Black historical figures who made incredible strides in our nation’s ongoing struggle…

  • Virginia State School for Colored Deaf and Blind, Newport News, VA

    Black Deaf Americans: History, Culture, and Education

    The University of Oregon’s Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) has an exhibit focusing on Black Deaf Americans. “Black Deaf people have one of the most unique cultures in the world.…