For Decades, Our Coverage Was Racist. To Rise Above Our Past, We Must Acknowledge It

This story is part of The Race Issue, a special issue ofNational Geographic that explores how race defines, separates, and unites us. Tell us your story with#IDefineMe. It is November 2, 1930, and National Geographic has sent a reporter and a photographer to cover a magnificent occasion: the crowning of Haile Selassie, King of Kings of Ethiopia, Conquering Lion of the Tribe of Judah.