Clemantine Wamariya talks about her memoir, The Girl Who Smiled Beads, in which she writes about her experiences as a refugee fleeing genocide in Rwanda and rebuilding a life in the United States.
Inspired by current political protestors, documentary filmmaker Glenn Silber restored and redistributed his 1976 film about Vietnam War protests at the University of Wisconsin.
You may have heard the phrase “representation matters.” So why is it important to include culturally diverse perspectives when studying history? This article addresses that question and suggests ways to make history curriculum more inclusive.
Over two centuries removed from the American Revolution, it’s easy to forget that colonists had to make a choice—stick with British rule or fight for independence?
The poet Walt Whitman wrote extensively about the Civil War, although he did not fight in it. Find out what he was doing during those five pivotal years.
Historian Laurence Rees asks readers to consider the warnings of the Holocaust and how his insights might apply in the 21st century.
Food industries did not always have the best interests of their consumers in mind. This is especially the case with “embalmed milk,” a tainted dairy product.
Technological advances force some objects to become obselete. Something widely used even ten years ago may now be a relic. An online museum aims to catalog and preserve the sounds these outdated objects make.
In an effort to connect with separated family members, many freedpeople turned to newspaper advertisements after emacipation.
Walt Whitman’s views on race reveal the problematic racial bias present even in those considered “progressives” in the 19th century.
Follow the route the Freedom Riders took in this interactive map.
Read about the life and accomplishments of John Jay, one of America’s most influential Founders.
Read about the accomplishments and setbacks of one man’s seven-year kayak trip just before the onset of World War II.
Learn about the people behind the famous 1963 march in the nation’s capital.
The author of this opinion piece calls into question several commonly held ideas about what the Statue of Liberty represents.
How have the United States and the world changed in response to the terrorist attacks of 9/11?
Mark Twain’s tale about the young Prince Edward may be fiction, but Edward’s true story is even stranger. Crowned king at age 9, he faced the plotting and scheming of his power-hungry uncles.
Tourists of Governor’s Island can now travel back in time to the 17th century as a colonist with their own storyline and cast of characters thanks to augmented reality.
More than 1,000 women earned their military pilot wings during WWII. Watch the video to learn more about Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs).
Ah Bing is responsible for cultivating America’s most produced variety of cherry, but racism and the Chinese Exclusionary Act prevented him from reaping the benefits of his creation.