Dorothy Porter, a Black woman pioneer in library and information science, created an archive that structured a new field.
In July 1863, over a thousand Irish dockworkers rioted against the Civil War draft in New York City in a four-day upheaval, targeting black workers and citizens.
July 9 marks the 120th anniversary of Populist leader William Jennings Bryan’s famous "Cross of Gold" speech at the 1896 Democratic National Convention.
Toni Morrison has compared writer Ta-Nehisi Coates to James Baldwin; find out why here.
The 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War.