One focus of the 1960s struggle for civil rights in the North were the construction industries of Philadelphia, New York and Cleveland.
The two-time Nobel winner helped preserve her native Polish language, and undertook her education, at a time when these acts were potentially treasonous.
The Black feminist collective's 1977 statement has been a bedrock document for academics, organizers and theorists for 45 years.
HBO's The Gilded Age has done its homework on Black History, creating a character based upon real life wealthy Black women of the time.
Prisons have been controversial since their beginnings in the late 1700s — why do they keep failing to live up to expectations?
Offhand references to St. Patrick’s Day showcase broader humor, humanity, and history in the American Prison Newspapers collection.
Current attempts to correct historical discrimination by local and regional offices of the USDA have been met with charges of "reverse discrimination."
Keckley’s decision to write about her employers from the viewpoint of a household laborer--she was seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln--enraged audiences.
The circus provided opportunities to some in the late 18th and early 19th centuries, but could not avoid the racism and misogynoir of the "outside world."
The feminist movement of the 1970s worked to raise awareness of violence against women, but diverged on the role of law enforcement in fighting it.