History Stories
CATEGORY: California
The Largest Mass Deportation in American History
March 23, 2018

As many as 1.3 million people may have been swept up in the Eisenhower-era campaign. Read More

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

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

To Understand 2017, Here Are the History Lessons You Need
December 15, 2017

Discover the backstories behind the news that shaped 2017. Read More

California’s Little-Known Genocide
November 16, 2017

Up to 16,000 Native Americans were murdered in cold blood after California became a state. Read More

The Zodiac Killer: A Timeline
November 8, 2017

The elusive killer has never been found. Read More

This Little-Known L.A. Library Offers a Look into Political Movements of the Past
August 25, 2017

It's more than just a library. Read More

The Hazy History of “420”
April 19, 2017

420 doesn’t begin with the police, but rather in the 1970s with a group of students in California. Read More

9 Things You May Not Know About California
September 10, 2015

Explore nine surprising facts about California, which achieved statehood 165 years ago this week. Read More