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Separate, but Equal?

Plessy v. Ferguson was one of the most impactful Supreme Court cases in American history, but no one realized it at the time.

Feb. 8 2019 7:00 AMBlack Leopard, Red WolfAcclaimed author Marlon James reads from his epic new fantasy novel in D.C.
Jan. 25 2019 11:11 AMApril Ryan’s Race in America Panel: Winter 2019A panel discussion with Donna Brazile, Wesley Lowery, and Jason Riley.
Jan. 11 2019 7:00 AMWhen: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect TimingDaniel H. Pink explains the science behind perfect timing and productivity, from chronotypes to nappuccinos.
Dec. 28 2018 12:45 PM2018 Year in ReviewNearly 1,000 authors visited Politics and Prose over the year. Here’s a collection of some of our favorite moments.
Dec. 14 2018 7:00 AMWhy Women Have Better Sex Under SocialismKristen R. Ghodsee explains how concepts like socialized child care allow women to pursue the lives and careers they desire.
Nov. 30 2018 7:30 AMBernie’s Thinking BigMost Americans support progressive policies, and Bernie Sanders wants to give them what they want.
Nov. 16 2018 11:03 AMAsymmetryLisa Halliday reads from and discusses her acclaimed debut novel Asymmetry.
Nov. 2 2018 9:00 AMA Voice, a Pen, and a VoteDavid W. Blight scoured a little seen private collection of Frederick Douglass’ writings for new insights into the great writer and abolitionist’s life.
Oct. 19 2018 7:00 AMThere Will Be No Miracles HereCasey Gerald’s memoir turns the “rags to riches” tale on its head and questions the cost of success.
Oct. 5 2018 7:00 AMThe Field of BloodCongress may be polarized today, but it’s nothing like the 1800s when brawling and bullying were the norm.
Sept. 21 2018 7:00 AMWe Fed an IslandJosé Andrés helped feed hundreds of thousands after Hurricane Maria, but he thinks we can do better.
Sept. 7 2018 7:02 AMUnder FireDespite being targeted by Sean Spicer, Omarosa, and Trump himself, April Ryan refuses to back down.
Aug. 24 2018 8:30 AMSpying On WhalesPaleontologist Nick Pyenson examines the past of whales for clues about their future.
Aug. 10 2018 7:00 AMIbtihaj Muhammad’s Unlikely American DreamIbtihaj Muhammad shares her journey to become the first American woman to compete in a hijab at the Olympics.
July 27 2018 7:00 AMAmerican Sonnets for My Past and Future AssassinTerrance Hayes reads from his collection of sonnets written in response to the Trump presidency.
Feb. 1 2019 10:38 AMPrisonerJason Rezaian of the Washington Post discusses his harrowing 18-month imprisonment by the Iranian government.
Jan. 18 2019 1:59 PMKamala Harris’ American JourneySen. Kamala Harris reflects on growing up in the social-justice movement and what it means to lead with your gut.
Jan. 4 2019 7:00 AMThe Library BookSusan Orlean traces the history of libraries, discusses her love of reading, and examines the Los Angeles Library fire of 1986.
Dec. 21 2018 10:45 AMCongo StoriesJohn Prendergast and Fidel Bafilemba discuss their new book, with guests Ryan Gosling and Chouchou Namegabe.
Dec. 7 2018 9:54 AMWhy Religion?When Elaine Pagels began to wonder why religion was still important in the 21st century, she found answers in her own story.
Nov. 26 2018 5:25 PMLose WellWilling to fail big.
Nov. 9 2018 10:31 AMHeavyKiese Laymon wrestles with the ways that violence infiltrates America and why we have such difficulty with the truth.
Oct. 26 2018 7:00 AMGood and MadRebecca Traister discusses how female rage can power political change.
Oct. 12 2018 7:00 AMDear AmericaJournalist and founder of Define American, Jose Antonio Vargas shares his experience of being undocumented in America.
Sept. 28 2018 7:00 AMStill BeginningCartoonist Jules Feiffer fulfilled a childhood dream by learning how to draw graphic novels in his 80s.
Sept. 14 2018 7:00 AMEvery Day Is Extra After Vietnam, John Kerry felt called to a life of service to honor those who never made it home.
Aug. 31 2018 7:00 AMAmerica: The Farewell TourChris Hedges describes the flashing warning signs of the “inevitable collapse of the American empire.”
Aug. 17 2018 7:30 AMThe Right to Be SafeOur panel, featuring Avery Gardiner, Zion Kelly, and Craig Whitney, discusses how to reframe the narrative around guns.
Aug. 3 2018 7:01 AMOttessa Moshfegh’s My Year of Rest and RelaxationThe author of Eileen reads from her latest novel.
July 20 2018 7:00 AMFrom the Corner of the OvalBeck Dorey-Stein shares her unlikely journey from D.C. outsider to working for President Obama and, briefly, President Trump.