An act meant to protect women wound up being a cudgel against common adulterers and men on the FBI's blacklist
Dwight Hal Johnson’s decision to risk his life for his friends in Vietnam earned him the Medal of Honor and left him struggling with PTSD.
Separated from Southern-sympathizing Manhattan, Brooklyn had one of the largest and most politically aware Black communities in the U.S.
The effects of imprisonment on the senses scarred prisoners for the rest of their lives
A new book examines one of Marshall's few courtroom failures – a 1941 Oklahoma case that shocked the country and jumpstarted the civil rights movement
With war in the wings, the United States began calling men into service in 1940.
The unlikely friendship between Jesse Owens and German-born track star Carl Ludwig “Luz” Long
Ayers argues that America should acknowledge the importance of emancipation with a national holiday.
The history of the Confederate Flag is full of myth and hearsay. So here's the truth of how it emerged during the Civil War—and its meaning then and now.
Lafayette Square is a popular destination for tourists and protestors seeking to engage the White House in their own ways; it’s also an enduring symbol of the American paradox between freedom and slavery.