Editorials, opinion pieces, essays and guest blog posts written by Tiya Miles
“Fighting Racism Is Not Just a War of Words” Op-ed on the importance of creative protest in combatting acts of racism. The New York Times. Published on October 21, 2017.
“The South Doesn’t Own Slavery.” Op-ed on the scope and history of slavery in the United States. The New York Times. Published on September 11, 2017.
“Free the black slave mistress ghost.” Op-ed on ghost tourism in Savannah, GA. Savannah Morning News/Savannah Now. Published April 1, 2017
“What Led this Historian to Write a Novel About Indians and Slavery?” History News Network. Published June 28, 2015.
“Questioning Black Religious Faith.” Huffington Post. Published April 7, 2015.
“Old Mountains.” Tiya’s commentary on the play Cherokee by Lisa D’Amour on Medium. Published January 26, 2015.
“Baby Showers, Now and Then.” Huffington Post. Published June 2014.
“Guest post on Historians Against Slavery.” Historians Against Slavery. Published January 2014.
“Black Women, Interracial Dating, and Marriage: What’s Love Got to Do With It?” Huffington Post. Published November 2013.
“Opinion: Black Americans must embrace true colors.” CNN. Published December 2012.
“Opinion: Why focus on Gabby Douglas’ hair?” CNN. Published August 2012.
“Pain of ‘Trail of Tears’ shared by Blacks as well as Native Americans.” CNN’s In America. Published February 2012.
“An Emergency Manager Would Put Belle Isle at Risk.” Huffington Post. Published January 2012.
“Why the Freedmen Fight.” An essay on the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” feature that explored whether the Cherokee Nation’s expulsion of black Freedmen was an act of tribal sovereignty or racial discrimination. The New York Times. Published September 2011.
“We Are Standing on Beautiful History.” The UNC Press Blog. Published August 2010.
“Georgia’s historic sites need funds.” Editorial on the need to preserve Native American historic sites in Georgia. The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Published July 2010.