History Stories
CATEGORY: Great Depression
Poorhouses Were Designed to Punish People for Their Poverty
January 30, 2018

In a time before social services, society’s most vulnerable people were hidden away in brutal institutions. Read More

The Brutal History of Anti-Latino Discrimination in America
September 27, 2017

School segregation, lynchings and mass deportations of Spanish-speaking U.S. citizens are just some of the injustices Latinos have faced. Read More

The Disastrous Backstory Behind the Invention of LEGO Bricks
September 21, 2017

If it wasn’t for a series of fires, the iconic toy may never have been built. Read More

Remembering Black Sunday, 80 Years Later
April 14, 2015

The Dust Bowl’s worst storm blotted out the sun and terrified the Great Plains’ already struggling population. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About the Dust Bowl
August 24, 2012

Explore 10 surprising facts about America's epic drought disaster—the Dust Bowl. Read More