The Mann Act was designed to prevent human trafficking—but used to punish interracial relationships.
Between the 1860s and the 1920s, white Americans pushed out thousands of black residents from their communities.
Prom started in the 19th century, segregated proms continued into the 21st century, and other things you might not know about prom.
A new memorial and museum in Montgomery, Alabama, challenges the nation to acknowledge its crimes.
Between 1850 and 1930, the census created new categories that reinforced a white supremacist obsession with ‘racial purity.’
The new state’s leaders banned slavery—but tried to kick free black people out.
Some believed they could improve the U.S. population by controlled breeding.