A law of 1790 said that only "free white persons" were eligible to be naturalized. But courts struggled for years afterward to tell who was white at all.
Anti-rent rebellions in New York State helped to shatter the two-party political system in the nineteenth century.
What's the history of the vicious The Protocols of the Elders of Zion?
Emmett Till was a boy of fourteen when he was lynched in Mississippi. The press would influence public opinion, and the outcome of the trial.
Feminists supported universal childcare as a means of allowing women to advance in the workforce. But did this argument focus mostly on white women?
In her new book, Wandering in Strange Lands, Morgan Jerkins takes a deeply personal look at the effects of the Great Migration.
Rosenwald schools, named for a philanthropist, were funded mostly by Black people of the segregated South.
The handsome Founding Father has always had a robust fandom—even before the ten-dollar bill, or a certain musical.
As an outspoken lawyer, the future congresswoman defended a Black man accused of raping a white woman.
Black abolitionist David Ruggles opened the first Black-owned bookstore in 1834, pointing the way to freedom—in more ways than one.