The achievements of the Pullman Porter's Union were a significant civil rights victory for both U.S. labor and the civil liberties of African-Americans.
Labor unions nationwide may be weakened by the Supreme Court. But unions have been instrumental in protecting the interests of underrepresented groups.
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.