Source: The Guardian
As the Holocaust recedes into the past, urgency to preserve its historical memory grows.
Source: University of Florida/Florida Museum
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.
Meet the unsung heroines who deciphered military codes during the first and second World Wars.
Read about the different holidays celebrated this time of year by people all over the world.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Read about what these students have achieved through their continued activism.
Source: Live About
British soldiers sang “Yankee Doodle” to mock the Americans, who eventually turned the song into a source of pride and anthem of their own.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
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.
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.