What does Shakespeare have to do with the coronavirus pandemic? Read this article to find out.
Read about what these students have achieved through their continued activism.
Nearly 50 years after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr., one writer urges readers to recall the power of his anger instead of thinking of him as a mythically happy character like Santa Claus.
In the face of countless obstacles, Bessie Coleman was determined to become a pilot. Read about her pioneering efforts to become the first African American female pilot in American history.
New research from the Anne Frank House suggests that Anne and her family may have not in fact been betrayed by someone who knew about their hiding place. Read to learn more.
Ida B. Wells was a journalist who spoke out for women’s rights and against lynching, amongst numerous other issues. Watch a mini-biography, and learn more about Wells at this site.
Malala Yousafzai almost lost her life for her advocacy of girls’ education. Watch this short video to learn how she grew up to became a social activist and what she has accomplished.
Click this link to read about the record-breaking auction sale of a copy of the “First Folio,” the book that originally collected Shakespeare’s plays.
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.