Rows of marijuana plants

Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons from the Post-prohibition Era

The country's experience regulating alcohol after Prohibition may provide lessons regarding marijuana.
Close-up of "Just Married" sign attached on convertible car's trunk. Horizontal shot.

A Threat to “Traditional Marriage” in the 1920s

The view of "traditional marriage" has been under attack since long before anyone imagined state-sanctioned gay and lesbian unions
Globe showing area referred to as the Middle East

Making the Middle East

Better know the Middle East
A stamp commemorating the Lincoln-Douglas Debates

Recording History: The Lincoln-Douglas Debates

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates of 1858 are a touchstone of American history.

Carter G. Woodson, The Father of Black History Month

The origins of Black History Month date back to 1926, when a historian named Carter G. Woodson spearheaded “Negro History Week.”
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The Origins of St. Valentine’s Day

The complicated origins of St. Valentine's Day.
A postcard of a Duluth lynching, June 15, 1920

Lynching in America

A new report called Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror," documents 3,959 African Americans lynched between 1877 and 1950.
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Nelson Mandela’s Release

February 11th marks a quarter century since the release of Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)
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Debating Welfare Way Before George Will

The debate over welfare goes back surprisingly far.
Couple holding house keys and looking very happy

What If Home Ownership Were Not Part of the American Dream?

Is home ownership a requirement for adulthood in America? As far back in 1938, some have argued to change that mindset.