History Stories
CATEGORY: 1960s
How the Black Panthers Inspired California’s Strict Gun Laws
March 22, 2018

Back in the 1960s, even the NRA supported gun control to disarm the group. Read More

How Freedom Rider Diane Nash Risked Her Life to Desegregate the South
March 8, 2018

Now an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, Nash was arrested dozens of times for non-violent protests—including while six months pregnant. Read More

1960s Unrest Was The Impetus For The First Gun Age Limits
March 2, 2018

You have to be 21 to buy a handgun at a store, but only 18 to get one at a gun show. Read More

The Real History Behind the Black Panther
February 15, 2018

Looking behind the curtain of Marvel's wealthiest superhero. Read More

I Went With Johnny Cash to Folsom Prison
January 12, 2018

Fifty years later, one of the only reporters allowed inside recalls the iconic concert. Read More

A Tell-All about Nixon’s Campaign Was the 1969 Version of ‘Fire and Fury’
January 8, 2018

Long before presidential scandals became standard, a best-selling book caught the nation’s attention with a salacious chronicle of White House machinations. Read More

7 Memorable Moments from the Original ‘Twilight Zone’
December 7, 2017

The iconic genre-bending show is being revived in 2017. Read More

How Truman Capote Threw the Most Legendary Party of the 20th Century
November 28, 2017

The Black and White Ball relaunched Katharine Graham’s social life. Read More

Charles Manson Was Sentenced to Death. Why Wasn’t He Executed?
November 20, 2017

The cult leader and mass murderer got parole hearings until the very end. Read More

What Happened When Hugh Hefner Invited 20 Sociologists to the Playboy Mansion
September 28, 2017

In 1965, a group of sociologists peeked behind the curtains of a Playboy Mansion party. For science! Read More