When Frank Sinatra Came to Italian Harlem: The 1945 “Race Riot” at Benjamin Franklin High School

New York City's worst racial incident in the immediate postwar period erupted on September 27, 1945 at Benjamin Franklin High School, an all-boys school located on Pleasant Avenue between East 114th and East 116th Streets in Italian Harlem.


We Are All Arizona!

As this article is being written dozens of May Day demonstrations are taking place in more than seventy cities and towns around the country. Hundreds of thousands are marching in opposition to Arizona's new "Jim Crow 2.0" anti-immigrant law.