In the 19th century, butter production became a valuable way for women to profit off their farms-- and it soon became a major agricultural product.
A suffragist searching for a heroine found Sacagawea and lifted her out of historical obscurity.
An integral part of FDR's New Deal was the Civilian Conservation Corps, which focused on environmental conservation work.
In 1940, Wendell Willkie ran against FDR. The rumpled "man of the people" was a New York businessman with no political experience, but voters loved him.
When Mexican-American fieldworkers' strikes didn't net results, César Chávez led the Ventura County Community Service Organization in alternate tactics.
Early 20th century intellectual W.E.B. DuBois countered the then-popular idea that African-Americans could be scientifically proven to be inferior.
The term “miscegenation” was coined in an 1864 pamphlet by an anonymous author.
Before American concepts of race took hold in the newly-acquired Louisiana, early 19th-century New Orleans had large population of free people of color.
One of the National Park Service's first historic preservation projects, the Colonial National Monument, wrote people of color completely out of the story.
Love was a deciding factor in the expansion of Asian immigration to the United States, via laws that emerged from Congress in the 1960s.