tag | racism

Jesse Owens on American Experience

Trace the story of Jesse Owens’ remarkable victories in the face of Nazi racism during the 1936 Olympics.

By Fred Vigeant

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After student push, Pa.’s state university system adopts strategy to address campus racism

Students who pushed officials to address campus racism said the board’s unanimous vote was heartening. Still, they’re withholding higher praise until they see results.

By Colin Deppen/Spotlight PA

Two Black activist groups look toward the future of racial justice in Pittsburgh

Two groups of young activists rose to prominence during the summer of 2020: Black, Young, & Educated and Pittsburgh I Can’t Breathe. Both marched through the city Tuesday evening after the guilty verdict in the Chauvin trial was announced.

By Kiley Koscinski/WESA

Penn Museum to repatriate skulls of Black Americans and slaves from Cuba

The Morton Collection of more than 1,000 human skulls was assembled in the 19th century by Dr. Samuel Morton, who used them in an attempt to find an anthropological basis for white supremacy.

By Peter Crimmins/WHYY

At Montgomery County vigil for victims of anti-Asian attacks, community looks for ways to push back

Organizers like 24-year-old Serena Ngoc Hanh Nguyen spoke about what it was like to grow up Vietnamese American in Lower Moreland and how she often felt othered by classmates who made fun of her for her noodle-based lunches or her eye shape.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY