Protestor holding up a sign reading, "Today we march...tomorrow we vote."

Immigrants and Politics in the 1890s and Today

A comparison between immigration policies in the 1890s and today.
Sheet music for "Good-morning to All"

The Woman Behind “Happy Birthday to You”

The story of Patty Smith Hill, the woman who wrote "Happy Birthday To You"
Dense group of mangrove trees

The Magnificent, Maligned Mangrove

The mangrove is essential to ecosystems, but is in danger of becoming extinct.
Black and white photograph of the Postdam Conference group from 1945

Potsdam and the Origins of the Cold War

An exploration of Potsdam and its effects on the Cold War.
Older photo of Donald Trump waving to the public

Donald Trump and the American Celebration of the Wealthy

A look into how wealth can transfer into fame.
Close-up of a woman with natural hair

Cashing In on the Afro

The Afro became a big money maker as it became more popular. Did that transformation rob the style of its political meaning?
Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King Jr. set to shake hands

The Voting Rights Act at 50

Passage of the act was paved by the sacrifices of Civil Rights activists, especially those who had recently put their bodies on the line at Selma, Alabama.
Stacks of paperbacks published by Penguin Books

Penguin Books at 80

The beloved Penguin Books is 80 years old.