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On a basic level, “The Spook Who Sat By the Door” is a book about Dan Freeman, a man who becomes the first Black officer in the CIA and later uses his knowledge to work with members of a gang in Chicago. But, on a deeper level Dan’s journey is used to explore the question of what’s the best way forward for Black people during this early period of integration.

Book Reviews

A profile of Nannie Helen Burroughs, an educator and activist who fought against race and gender based discrimination by campaigning against lynching and founding the the National Trade and Professional School for Women and Girls.

Historical Profile

A profile of Dr. Charles Drew, who developed a process for separating plasma from blood cells and improved techniques for blood storage.

Historical Profile

A profile of Mary McLeod Bethune, an educator who founded part of what would become Bethune-Cookman College and an activist who served as an advisor to several presidents.

Historical Profile

A profile of Mary Ann Shadd Cary, the first Black woman publisher in North America, the first woman publisher in Canada, a graduate of Howard University Law School’s first class, and the second Black woman in America to earn a law degree.

Historical Profile