History Stories
CATEGORY: Race in America
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

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

How the Nazis Were Inspired by Jim Crow
August 16, 2017

To craft legal discrimination, the Third Reich studied the United States. Read More

The Notorious Botched Cover-Up That Became ‘Alabama’s Watergate’
August 7, 2017

It was police, not politicians, who misled the public in 1975. Read More

The ‘Silent’ Protest That Kick-Started the Civil Rights Movement
July 28, 2017

Nearly 50 years before the March on Washington, African Americans took to the streets of New York protest racial inequality. Read More

Mildred and Richard: The Love Story that Changed America
February 17, 2017

Find out how a couple in love brought forward the landmark case, Loving v. Virginia, which forever changed the color of marriage in the United States. Read More