Danielle Phillips-Cunningham

Nannie Helen Burroughs, trailblazing Black teacher and labor organizer

During Jim Crow, she forged career paths for Black girls.

White racism brought down a Black community. Will there be reparations?

Part 2: Groundless panic about white women’s safety razed a town.

Juneteenth started in Texas. So did this Black town. Whites destroyed it.

Part 1: How formerly enslaved people created a community of their own

On Labor Day, we remember the Black women who helped win labor rights

100 years ago, Nannie Helen Burroughs launched the National Association of Wage Earners — part of her effort to integrate comprehensive labor reform into the movement for voting rights.