Korean War Figures
Jesse L. Brown: The U.S. Navy’s First Black Aviator
The son of a sharecropper, Mississippi-born Jesse Leeroy Brown would do whatever it took to become a pilot and break the navy's color barrier
Book Review: Glory in Their Spirit By Sandra M. Bolzenius
In "Glory in Their Spirit," author Sandra M. Bolzenius uncovers the tensions surrounding the military regarding race and sex during World War II.
Book Review: Frederick Douglass, by David W. Blight
Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom by David W. Blight, Simon & Schuster, 2018; $37.50
Martin Luther King Jr.’s First Assassination Attempt
A decade before he was gunned down, a madwoman stuck a shiv in the civil rights leader's chest.
American Civil War
Black Union Soldiers Pay Heavy Price for the Jacksonville Mutiny
In 1865 more than a dozen African-American volunteers in the Union army paid dearly for their role in “The Jacksonville Mutiny.”