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Roxanne Dunbar-OrtizRadio Interview with Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Please listen to my newest radio interview with author Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz for a lively discussion about her latest book, An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United State. You can tune in here.


Announcement from The National Congress of Black American Indians

The National Congress of Black American Indians is pleased to welcome William Katz, author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage, and 40 other books as the National Congress of Black American Indians resident historian.
Thanksgiving remains the most treasured holiday in the United States, honored by Presidents since Abraham Lincoln initiated the Holiday to rouse patriotism in a war that was not going well.


“The Birth of a Nation”: A Century Later

1874 Thomas Nast cartoon opposing the Ku Klux Klan.By an odd coincidence the first week of Black History Month this February, Time magazine ran an article on the 100th anniversary of the first public showing of the movie classic The Birth of a Nation. This 22-reel, 3-hour and 10 minute silent film was Hollywood’s first blockbuster, first great historical epic, first full-length film (when most ran for minutes not hours), and first to introduce modern cinematic techniques that still keep audiences enthralled.

Time noted the movie’s problem. From its casting and content to its dramatic conclusion it was unabashedly racist. (Spoiler: It ends with its armed KKK heroes riding to save “white civilization” from “black barbarians.”) […]


The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism

Please read my newest article, The Forgotten Fight Against Fascism, HERE. It has appeared on the Huffington Post, History News Network, Common Dreams and the Zinn Education Report.


Black Indians Celebrated in Native American Heritage Month

6a00d8341c4eab53ef019b000f3798970c-800wiNPR “explores shared black and Native American heritage with William Katz, author of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage, and Shonda Buchanan, an English professor, who is of North Carolina and Mississippi Choctaw Indian ancestry.” Please listen to the radio program or read its transcript here.


Black Indians 2014

View an excerpt from Cultural Caravan TV’s interview with William Katz here.

Drawing from his forty books on African American History, William Loren Katz offers such powerpoint lectures as:


Black Indians — Revised, Expanded and Updated

Black Indians: Revised. Expanded. Updated.The expanded and updated edition of Black Indians: A Hidden Heritage brings the Native American and African American alliance that for four centuries challenged the European conquest and slavery into the 21st century with additional research and documentary and photographic evidence.

Please click here to view a complete list of books by William L. Katz.