History Stories
CATEGORY: Civil Rights Movement
How the Black Panthers’ Breakfast Program Both Inspired and Threatened the Government
February 6, 2018

The Panthers’ popular breakfast programs put pressure on political leaders to feed children before school. Read More

Six Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement
February 5, 2018

Though their stories are sometimes overlooked, these women were instrumental in the fight for equal rights for African-Americans. Read More

For Martin Luther King Jr., Nonviolent Protest Never Meant ‘Wait and See’
January 12, 2018

In later speeches, his language became more assertive, as he urged those with privilege to reject the comfort of the status quo—and jump into the fray. Read More

The Fight for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 10, 2018

It took 15 years of fighting for MLK Day to be declared a national holiday—but some states pair it with a holiday celebrating Confederate leader Robert E. Lee. Read More

What’s Next for 2018?
December 15, 2017

Our team of historians, experts and thought leaders have come up with lessons of the past to help us understand the future. Read More

How Doug Jones Brought KKK Church Bombers to Justice
December 13, 2017

Jones helped convict two men nearly 40 years after their crimes. Read More

Before the Bus, Rosa Parks Was a Sexual Assault Investigator
December 8, 2017

Why has history left out this piece of Rosa Parks' story? Read More

AP Government Students Will Likely Get an A for the Congressional Bill They Wrote
October 27, 2017

The students’ bill could release classified documents about cold Civil Rights cases. Read More

Thurgood Marshall Had a Secret Relationship with the FBI
October 12, 2017

Did it help or hurt the civil rights movement? Read More

The Story Behind the Famous Little Rock Nine ‘Scream Image’
September 1, 2017

It didn't end when Central High School was integrated. Read More