D.W. Griffith’s controversial epic 1915 film about the Civil War and Reconstruction depicted the Ku Klux Klan as valiant saviors of a post-war South ravaged by Northern carpetbaggers and freed blacks.
During the 19th century, women were largely barred from the legal profession, but that didn't stop Ray from trying to break in anyway.
While the New Deal did have a lasting impact on the U.S. economy, other significant factors contributed toward ending the Great Depression by June 1938.
Many saw this multi-talented president as as a symbol of American promise and potential—but he would only end up serving four months in office.
Over the next decade, 15 more black men would take their seats in the House and Senate as Reconstruction allowed a radical, if brief, transformation of government.
The Secret Service accompanies the president and the First Family everywhere, but it wasn’t always this way.
British Museum experts identified the artifacts, including ancient Sumerian cones, that had been pillaged amid the chaos that followed the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Some believed the July 1948 sighting revealed the presence of secret Soviet spy craft in American airspace.
Frank Wada and Don Seki fought in the highly decorated 442nd all-Nisei Regiment—service that not only helped bring an end to World War II; it refuted their own nation’s worst instincts.
The mystery van had a few key details that were fundamental in tracking its origin.