Ronald Reagan invoked Dr. King's legacy to fit with his larger political and rhetorical aims.
While alive, Emma Goldman was considered an enemy of the state. In death, she became a celebrated American icon.
A look at how women dentists were perceived in the 1960s, emphasizing the overall professional entrance of women in the workplace.
Their names may not be widely recognized, but these three intrepid women explorers deserved broader acclaim for their accomplishments.
We highlight two of Elizabeth Cady Stanton's essays on the bicentennial of her birth.
Looking into the underlying causes of the Salem Witch Trials in the 17th century.
We look back at the work of social activist Dorothy Day, who's staunch defense of labor unions fell in-line with the activism of the Catholic Church.
The origin of coal miners' unions during the late 19th century.
In the University of Texas library, our writer found a previously unknown audiotape of an interview with a woman who'd been born into slavery.
The history of the book club.