History In The Headlines

Category: Protests

alcatraz

Native American Activists Occupy Alcatraz Island, 45 Years Ago

On the 45th anniversary of the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz, learn how a group of rebel activists took over America’s most notorious prison for more than 19 months.

Guy Fawkes Day

Guy Fawkes Day: A Brief History

As Britain celebrates Guy Fawkes Day today with fireworks and bonfires, look back at Fawkes’ failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.

Wall Street

Wall Street: 300 Years of Protests

As the Occupy Wall Street movement enters its fifth week, explore a map of historic protests, riots and other events in New York’s Financial District.