The 1918 influenza pandemic had a profound impact on how librarians do their work, transforming libraries into centers of community care.
The first stories about the beating of Rodney King in two major newspapers focused on racial injustice. But that changed.
The neighborhood of New York City was a haven for Catholics before it earned its reputation as a haven for artists.
Young, unmarried pregnant women sometimes gave birth in secret at maternity homes. A historian uncovered some of their stories.
Recruited to work on the U.S. mainland for long hours at less than the prevailing rate, women migrants fought for dignity and recognition.
Once introduced into the Americas, smallpox spread everywhere. Is it possible to know how often that was done intentionally to kill people?
Many women have claimed to be the model behind the iconic poster.
Born enslaved, she made her way to Montana and eventually became the first Black woman to deliver mail on a "star route."
She was one half of a powerhouse academic couple and an influential historian in her own right. But she's still often overlooked.
It was supposed to be a genteel luncheon with the first lady dedicated to discussing crime policy. The chanteuse had other ideas.