In 1949, Jackie Robinson testified in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee against Paul Robeson.
In the 1920s, during what historians call the KKK's “second wave,” Klan members served in all levels of American government.
Historian Joyce Appleby, a major contributor to our understanding of early American history, passed away last month. We remember her.
Fifty years ago, tens of thousands of people converged on San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park for the “Human ...
Some historians think Benedict Arnold's treason may well have aided the American cause in the Revolutionary War.
Thomas Paine's Common Sense presented the case for American independence in a way that spoke to the average person.
Seattle's Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition celebrated intercultural connections, but also reduced non-white cultures to quaint attractions.
Lyndon B. Johnson called upon the wealthiest nation in the world to do something for those left behind.
Pocahontas, Matoaka, and Lady Rebecca Rolfe were all the same young woman, who died in 1617, a long way from home.
Ellis Island celebrates its 125th anniversary as the federal immigration depot. From 1892-1954, more than 12 million immigrants passed through the island.