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How a New Deal Housing Program Enforced Segregation

How a New Deal Housing Program Enforced Segregation

The Great Depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s delivered a gut punch to the average American. By 1933, a quarter of Americans were out of work, the national average income had slumped to less than half of what it had been a few years earlier and more than one million ...read more

Why Do Witches Ride Brooms? The History Behind the Legend

Why Do Witches Ride Brooms? The History Behind the Legend

The evil green-skinned witch flying on her magic broomstick may be a Halloween icon—and a well-worn stereotype. But the actual history behind how witches came to be associated with such an everyday household object is anything but dull. It’s not clear exactly when the broom ...read more