“He was our benefactor and inspiration,” Eubie Blake, the jazz great, once said of James Reese Europe, who wielded a baton, not a rifle, for much of World War I
“When I became a ranger I was taking back my own history"
From 1907 until 1947 Buffalo Soldiers, known for their exceptional horsemanship, taught white cadets riding skills and tactics at the West Point Military Academy
A veteran of the 91st Engineer Battalion, a primarily African-American unit, Brooks served in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II as a servant to three white officers
Using language in Massachusetts' state constitution, Freeman, known as 'Mum Bett,' successfully challenged her enslavement in court
Pvt. Felix Hall is the only known victim of extrajudicial lynching to have died on a U.S. military base
Throughout the 125-year history of the Olympic games, the storied event has been a successful platform for protest
The Eagles took it too easy, Debbie lit up our lives and Bruce (the shark) scared us to death
The bill passed in a 285-120 vote
A few months after the United States entered World War I, another war broke out in Houston
Juneteenth, an annual holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the United States, has been celebrated by African Americans since the late 1800s.
The battle to free the civil rights leader from a notorious Georgia prison was central to the 1960 presidential election
Gotham lurches from crisis to crisis, but sorry, Jerry Ford, it hasn't dropped dead yet
Attempts to master America's mighty waterways are forever doomed to fail
Nation’s Largest Confederate Memorial, Stone Mountain, to Get New Exhibit Explaining the Site’s ‘whole story’
The exhibit is being developed by "credible and well-established historians… to tell the warts-and-all history of the Stone Mountain carving"