The esteemed 20th-century writer demanded that White society accept its culpability in the betrayal of Black people
The hidden history of Economy Hall recalls a brotherhood of Black leaders who built a vibrant community.
John Elliott Cairnes' devastating critique of Southern society sinks the Confederacy's campaign to bond with Britain
In Gettysburg, black citizens found fragile freedom.
Author explores the personalities of the men who argued Plessy v. Ferguson, one of the Supreme Court's worst decisions
Citizen Reporters: S.S. McClure, Ida Tarbell, and the Magazine that Rewrote America, by Stephanie Gorton
Idaho mother's inconsequential lawsuit challenging gender discrimination forced a rewrite of the entire U.S. code.
Separated from Southern-sympathizing Manhattan, Brooklyn had one of the largest and most politically aware Black communities in the U.S.
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.