Uncover the hidden stories of the suffrage movement from women who faced bias and marginalization during their lives and whose legacies still fight to overcome those same hurdles.
Emily Dickinson is taught in classes nationwide and read around the world, but she wasn’t always so widely known. Read the article to learn about the lesser-known forces behind her published poetry.
Before Agent 007, there was Agent 355 and a complex network of Revolution-era spies. Read about how these spies helped turn the tide of the Revolutionary War.
Enslaved people transformed the horrors of slavery into a myth of hope and freedom. Read more about the inspiration for the flying slave myth.
Thoreau inspired generations of international protesters with his essay, “Civil Disobedience.” Read how famous figures like Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. transformed Thoreau’s words into impactful actions.
Most people know about George Washington and other key players of the American Revolution, but many other people contributed to the United States’ ultimate success. Read about 6 lesser-known heroes here.
Read about the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and some of its recipients.
This opinion piece points out that people tend to remember Martin Luther King Jr. fondly as a civil rights leader while overlooking the fact that his views and actions were radical.
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.
Writer, anthropologist, and life of the party, Zora Neale Hurston, was a key figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Read this “retrobituary” to learn about her life and death.
Slavery was a brutal institution in the era of the United States’ founding, but many historical sites fail to address the entwined legacy of former presidents and those they enslaved.
At age 9, Linda Brown was at the center of a landmark school desegregation fight. Learn about her life and accomplishments.
Ten years after the Supreme Court’s Brown v. Board of Education decision, Chicago’s schools remained segregated and unequal. Over 200,000 children protested the conditions.
We often idealize great leaders, but even those who have far-reaching positive influence on the world aren’t perfect. Read to learn about a recent controversy surrounding Mohandas Gandhi in the African nation of Ghana.
Garry Wills, journalist and historian, recounts the events surrounding the Gettysburg Address and argues that Lincoln’s words changed the way Americans viewed country’s founding documents.
Before he was a Supreme Court Justice, Thurgood Marshall argued the Brown v. Board of Education case, achieving an end to legal school segregation.
Muckrakers exposed corruption and injustices in ways that forced society to examine and confront these issues. We owe many social reforms to the efforts of these brave people.
With the help of augmented reality and an app, important women in history can now appear on any dollar bill. Read the article to learn more.
Conquistadors made their way to America in search of wealth and glory. However, their experiences and the experiences of those they encountered were anything but glamorous.
In this article, you’ll learn about an 1894 march organized to protest income inequality and demand a jobs bill. The slideshow at the top includes images of the march to Washington and its leader, Jacob Coxey.