The Minaret of Jam, located in Afghanistan's Ghur province, provided a vantage point for the call to prayer. It remained hidden and forgotten until 1886.
The daughter of a slave, Septima Clark graduated from college, became a teacher, and became a fierce advocate for social and cultural change.
In one of the earliest examples of reparations, an ex-slave named Belinda petitioned the government and was granted an annuity.
How do social democratic ideas work in other countries? And would those same policies reduce the wealth gap in the U.S.?
The US has created its own "civil religion," a complex body of ambiguous public assertions of faith that obscure the varied, private beliefs of the populace.
What was it like to be one of the 186,017 African Americans who served in the Union Army during the Civil War?