History Stories
CATEGORY: Black History
The Real History Behind the Black Panther
February 15, 2018

Looking behind the curtain of Marvel's wealthiest superhero. Read More

Frederick Douglass’s Emotional Meeting With His Former Slave Master
February 13, 2018

They cried. They reminisced. The master told Douglass he would have run away, too. Read More

Frederick Douglass at 200: Still Bringing the Thunder
February 10, 2018

Keeping America focused on hard truths, he believed, is necessary to a strong democracy. Read More

California Once Tried to Ban Black People
February 9, 2018

The new state’s leaders banned slavery—but tried to kick free black people out. Read More

Six Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
February 5, 2018

Though their stories are sometimes overlooked, these women were instrumental in the fight for equal rights for African-Americans. Read More

Meet Kenny Washington, the First Black NFL Player of the Modern Era
February 2, 2018

He was an athletic phenomenon who broke the NFL's "color barrier." Read More

Was the Real Lone Ranger a Black Man?
February 1, 2018

The amazing true story of Bass Reeves, the freed slave who protected the Wild West. Read More

The Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 10, 2018

It took 15 years of fighting for MLK Day to be declared a national holiday—but some states pair it with a holiday celebrating Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. Read More

Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
December 8, 2017

Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? Read More

Meet the Oldest Living U.S. Veteran
November 3, 2017

At age 111, World War II veteran Richard Overton still enjoys his whiskey and cigars. Read More