In 1842, an attempt to enfranchise all men in Rhode Island resulted in two governors, two constitutions and what we now know as the Dorr Rebellion.
The murder of Emmett Till has been memorialized in song by such artists as Langston Hughes and Bob Dylan.
The reasons Black Union soldiers left their army during the Civil war were varied, with poor pay, family needs and racism among them.
When faking an identity, it helps to choose something foreign to your audience.
The first head of the Federal Civil Defense Administration planned on maintaining segregation in bomb shelters, and in the post-nuclear future.
Buffalo Soldiers were assigned to assess bicycles as military transportation on the frontier at the end of the nineteenth century.
The history of French settlement in le pays des Illinois is not well-known by Americans, and what is known is being revisited by historians.
We spoke with Angela Proctor, head archivist at Southern University, about the collections of slave narratives compiled by John B. Cade from 1929-1935.
A recently digitized slave narrative collection consists of original manuscripts compiled by John Brother Cade and his students at Southern University.
The 1932 Winter Olympics were a small foreshadowing of what was to come in 1936 Berlin.