Where should you draw the line between taking a daring photo and taking a dangerous risk?
Fugitive African slaves seeking freedom in early America found refuge at St. Augustine. Granted freedom by the Spanish, these skilled laborers eventually established the first legal free black town in the present-day United States.
The Pullman porters provided exemplary service at the height of luxury train travel in America. Their efforts to unionize and promote workers’ rights went beyond the picket lines to impact the Great Migration and the growth of the African American middle class.
In 1983, Native American activist Janine Windy Boy sued the government to protect the voting rights of the Crow and Northern Cheyenne people in Montana. Read the intriguing story of this effort to fight voter suppression.
Read one author’s take on our “age of fear” and the rise of the zombie.
According to a survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, Asian and Black Americans are experiencing racism and discrimination more frequently than they did prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. Click this link to learn more about the results of the survey.
A former competitive chess player challenges the widely-held belief that men are innately better at chess than women.
Just like the California Gold Rush spurred people to flock to California in search of a fortune, Sailesh Ramakrishnan predicts that companies and investors will make a mad dash to the space sector.
Find out how Rafał Biros got involved in the hunt for comets and became the youngest known finder of one.
Read about the different holidays celebrated this time of year by people all over the world.
Skim through these questions and answers about the new COVID vaccine.
Stories rooted in different traditions, time periods, and experiences appeal to families this holiday season.
Read about what these students have achieved through their continued activism.
Joseph McGill, Jr., a descendant of slaves, has slept in 41 of the remaining slave dwellings so far. He hopes to bring awareness to the small buildings that housed slaves before the buildings all disappear.
Learn about Karina Hollekim, a daredevil who survived a failed parachute jump and eventually was able to ski again.
Learn about research into how and why people from different linguistic backgrounds might remember the same event in different ways.
In some cultures, the passage from childhood to adulthood is marked by much more than just another birthday celebration. This short video takes us on a journey with 13-year-old Dachina Cochise as she participates in a traditional Apache ceremony that is meant to symbolize her transition into adulthood.
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.
Many contemporary authors are inspired to explore the themes of immigration. Often drawing from their own experiences, they write about meeting different kinds of people and reconciling the past with the future.
This article examines some of the traits that allow people to act heroically or prevent them from doing so.