Blue clouds of poisonous gas. Relentless shelling and machine-gun fire. Horace Pippin's journals recorded life in ‘them lonely, cooty, muddy trenches.'
The Mann Act was designed to prevent human trafficking—but used to punish interracial relationships.
Centuries of prejudice and discrimination against blacks fueled the civil rights crusade, but World War II and its aftermath were arguably the main catalysts.
The story of the Clotilda and the people who built Africatown.
As a group of black teenagers awaited execution, the Communist Party and the NAACP bickered over their legal defense.
The award-winning actress and singer made history as the part of the Broadway show.
Four U.S. presidents have been assassinated while in office - all were brought down by gunfire. And each of these presidential assassinations helped usher in a wave of important reforms and a new political era.
How freed slave Mary Bowser and abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew teamed up to spy on Confederate President Jefferson Davis and got away with it.
The ‘Gym Crow’ controversy became a flashpoint at an already volatile university.
A new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama, challenges the nation to acknowledge its crimes.