For millennia, humans have exploited galls for medicine, fuel, food, tanning, and dyeing. Some people have considered them miraculous.
The radical environmentalist had a background in labor organizing and wanted to end the misogyny of the movement and the logging industry alike.
Are the departed watching over us, and if so, what are they wearing? Victorian spiritualists believed that ghosts could be captured on film.
J. Ernest Wilkins Jr. worked on the Manhattan Project and signed a petition that the bomb not be used before Japan was offered terms of surrender.
The archives of the historically black Tuskegee University recently released recordings from 1957 to 1971, with a number by powerful civil rights leaders.
Carnival is known for overturning the rules of society for a short time. But strangely, many scholars don't discuss what a big role alcohol plays in it.
Reddit's popular AITA forum lets readers post and weigh in on everyday ethical questions. But it isn't the first public venue for those discussions.
A century ago, teams from eight cities formally created the Negro National League. Three decades of stellar play followed.
She was the first African American woman to earn a PhD in entomology as well as an activist for freedom in the Civil Rights Movement.
Some social scientists argue that dating and mating patterns may be the real drivers of polarization.