If it had been up to national leaders alone, it might have taken much longer.
Two scholars argue that the language used to describe violent events influences whether people see it as terrorism—with real-world consequences.
Facing ostracism by literary elites and attacks from pro-slavery mobs, an abolitionist blunted her politics.
In 1960s Chicago, members of the Afro-American Patrolman's League challenged oppressive policing in Black communities.
Imported from Mediterranean ports, the marvelous pack animals served to great acclaim in the military.
California came into the Union as a free state in 1850, but proslavery politicians held considerable sway there.
The U.S.’s politics of racial hatred are sustained by a culture of making political compromises when bold action is required.
The colorful career of a woman who ran a gambling ring, fought police corruption, and challenged white mobsters.
The heavyweight champion lost his title when he refused induction into the military during the Vietnam War.
Will the District of Columbia ever get its own star on the American flag? It's been an uphill journey so far.