Delving into a century of philanthropic engagement with race, from Reconstruction to the Civil Rights era.
Against a backdrop of white, establishment concepts of literary excellence, one foundation struggled to appreciate Black voices.
A story recounting many accusations, from rigged elections to the meddling of big private money in grassroots organizing.
Applying a vast fortune to the American race problem, but with decades of false assumptions and well-intended approaches that fell short.
A foundation’s early criticism of the all-male conference panel, before #nomoremanels
How philanthropy helped carve out a public space for the expression of race, culture, and critical perspectives.
A foundation struggled to make one of America’s oldest youth organizations more racially inclusive. But it only got so far under Jim Crow.
How a simple grant request seeded the launch of a full program addressing inequality.
In the years before Brown v. Board, a philanthropic fund hoped research and data would turn the tide on attitudes toward segregation.