Famous for prosecuting the Catonsville Nine antiwar activists, Stephen Sachs believed their behavior "fractured a central value of the American democracy."
Alexander Smith's valor in World War I earned him the Military Cross. His son later became famous as Tonto to Clayton Moore’s Lone Ranger
How a court case on rebalancing state-level representation of residents of cities and suburbs tested the justices of the U.S. Supreme Court like no other
Xenophobic attitudes shaped U.S. immigration policy, complicating the lives of many Asian Americans who went from being invisible to being dehumanized
A contrarian look at the influences underpinning the famed rock star from Tupelo, Mississippi.
Besides his career in statesmanship and governance, eminent New Yorker John Jay fought tooth and nail against the institution of slavery
Severely wounded, hero medic Lawrence Joel ignored enemy fire to reach the wounded and dead in Vietnam, for which he received the Medal of Honor
Black slaves recall their perilous journey to freedom using a network of hidden trails and safehouses laid out by freedmen and white abolitionists
With a little help from presidential pal Theodore Roosevelt, Natalie Curtis helped defend Native American culture against the federal juggernaut
Using language in Massachusetts' state constitution, Freeman, known as 'Mum Bett,' successfully challenged her enslavement in court
Author Jia Lynn Yang reexamines the immigration debate and how it still centers on 'Americanness' and ethnicity
Throughout the 125-year history of the Olympic games, the storied event has been a successful platform for protest
The bill passed in a 285-120 vote
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