Fredi Washington embraced her race at the height of Jim Crow.
The protestors helped themselves to the editor's cigars and would not budge from his office.
When the Supreme Court justice was a junior prosecutor she would prove her mettle handling a 1982 case of a terrifying crime spree in Harlem.
The Barnard student's unrepentant decision to defy campus rules sparked sexual reforms on campus—and around the country.
During the 19th century, women were largely barred from the legal profession, but that didn't stop Ray from trying to break in anyway.
The recordings, which became a national phenomenon, captured artists like Bessie Smith and Louis Armstrong—but most artists were exploited and forgotten.
Bush v. Gore was no ordinary lawsuit and it was the vote cast by the first woman to serve as a Supreme Court justice that would decide the outcome.
Richard Nixon derided environmentalists in private, but became the main driver behind legislation protecting the country’s air, water and animals.