A detailed timeline of how the Franks were caught, and the circumstances around their arrest.
The recently released Mulan movie is actually based on an ancient ballad. Many debate whether this ballad is fact or fiction…
Read about often forgotten icon Wyomia Tyus and her quest for Olympic gold.
Want to know more about the extraordinary Ruth Bader Ginsburg? Read through this list of fast facts revealing some of the important work she accomplished during her career.
The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg impacted millions of people who have benefitted from her work for equality. Read about her life and monumental successes.
Read a remembrance of the late Congressman John Lewis (at left), a prominent voice for equality.
Take a look back at women who have run for the second-highest office in the land.
For her brave work and continued activism concerning women’s rights and education, Malala Yousafzai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. Read more about her life and advocacy here.
With the recent release of the Hamilton movie, renewed backlash and criticisms have warranted a response from the cast.
Read about where Harriet Tubman got her start as a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
Walt Whitman spent a great deal of his life in Brooklyn. Choose a part of Walt Whitman’s Brooklyn to explore, complete with commentary, photographs, and Whitman’s own words.
View one photographer’s powerful photo series where he recreates portraits of famous Americans with their descendants.
Recently deceased, Congressman John Lewis was a true American hero. We remember his sacrifices and accomplishments as a civil rights activist.
To commerate Nelson Mandela’s fight against apartheid in South Africa, a collection of letters written during his imprisonment was recently published. Critic Tim Adams shares what he discovered about the already well-known leader.
See photos retracing the route of Gandhi’s famous Salt March and learn about the photographer’s experience in this interview.
Elie Wiesel, author of Night and human rights advocate, died in July of 2016. The author of this opinion post suggests that Wiesel’s work has a particularly strong impact on young people.
Meet Claudette Colvin, the teenager who inspired Rosa Parks.
In this book review, Laura Miller draws connections between the Transcendentalists of the 19th century and individualist movements of the 1960s and 1970s.
In this review of Woody Holton’s book Abigail Adams, we learn more about the First Lady who often reminded her husband to “remember the ladies.” Although the changes of her time had yet to extend to women, Abigail Adams was standing up for her own and other women’s rights.
In this brief biography, guest curators Eleanor Dwight and
Viola Hopkins Winner share details of the life of Edith Wharton.