History Stories
CATEGORY: Alcatraz
Alcatraz Had Some Surprising Prisoners: Hopi Men
November 20, 2017

They resisted government attacks to take their children—and paid the price. Read More

Escape From Alcatraz: June 11, 1962
October 8, 2015

On a June night in 1962, three inmates of the federal prison on Alcatraz Island escaped from their cells and (presumably) into San Francisco Bay, never to be seen again. Read More

Native American Activists Occupy Alcatraz Island, 45 Years Ago
November 20, 2014

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. Read More

10 Things You May Not Know About Alcatraz
March 21, 2013

On the anniversary of the closing of America’s most infamous prison, explore 10 surprising facts about Alcatraz. Read More