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.
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