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
Wilson's war was almost over and women's suffrage was near, but there was a pandemic and the country was polarized over Prohibition
For more than 50 years the town of Nicodemus, Kansas, beat the odds and its harsh surroundings to provide opportunity for former slaves and their descendants
Finally, the justices overturned Jim Crow, tossing out Plessy v. Ferguson 'separate but equal' standard
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.