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Talking to kids about race
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Rise Again: Tulsa and the Red Summer chronicles the events that led to the two-day Tulsa Race Massacre in Oklahoma in 1921 which left hundreds of Black people homeless and displaced. The film will premiere on National Geographic on Friday, June 18th at 9/8c and will be available on Hulu the same day.

Reckoning With the Past

A century after the Tulsa Race Massacre

Our honest, hidden thoughts on race captured in just 6 words

June 2021 Issue

To combat racial injustice, we must fully tell its stories

This is how we can envision Black freedom

‘The savings of a lifetime were reduced to ashes’

Tulsa confronts the day a white mob destroyed a Black community

Our honest, hidden thoughts on race captured in just 6 words

June 2021 Issue

To combat racial injustice, we must fully tell its stories

This is how we can envision Black freedom

‘The savings of a lifetime were reduced to ashes’

Tulsa confronts the day a white mob destroyed a Black community

Our honest, hidden thoughts on race captured in just 6 words

June 2021 Issue

To combat racial injustice, we must fully tell its stories

This is how we can envision Black freedom

‘The savings of a lifetime were reduced to ashes’

Tulsa confronts the day a white mob destroyed a Black community

The Race Issue

In 2018, to mark the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination, National Geographic examined the implications of race on how we live, communicate, view the world and each other.

“It’s hard for an individual–or a country–to evolve past discomfort if the source of anxiety is only discussed in hushed tones.”
–Michele Norris

Why Historically Black Colleges Are Enjoying a Renaissance

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There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label

Where the Streets Have MLK's Name

Why Do We See So Many Things as ‘Us vs. Them’?

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

From Birth to School to Old Age: Inequality by the Numbers

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

Why Historically Black Colleges Are Enjoying a Renaissance

These Twins Will Make You Rethink Race

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label

Where the Streets Have MLK's Name

Why Do We See So Many Things as ‘Us vs. Them’?

As America Changes, Some Anxious Whites Feel Left Behind

From Birth to School to Old Age: Inequality by the Numbers

For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

Why Historically Black Colleges Are Enjoying a Renaissance

These Twins Will Make You Rethink Race

There’s No Scientific Basis for Race—It's a Made-Up Label

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For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

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