Source: Google Earth
Explore significant stops along the Underground Railroad on this interactive map.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
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.
Source: Montana Public Radio
The Montana House of Representatives voted to join several other states in celebrating Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. However, the fight for recognition is not over yet!
In the 1870s, the creation of deparatment stores gave women a socially acceptably way to leave the home, both as shoppers and as part of the workforce.
Source: The Conversation
Read about the history of the Nobel Peace Prize and some of its recipients.
In the waning days of World War II, a group of prisoners from Bergen-Belsen did something that seemed unthinkable: They boarded a train to leave the camp.
It’s easy to think of the two sides in the Civil War as monoliths, in which everyone supported the side where they lived. But many Southerners opposed secession and even fought as part of the Union Army.
Source: National Women's History Museum
Read about the history of opposition to women’s suffrage and view historical documents and images pertaining to the issue in this resource from the National Women’s History Museum.
Source: The Atlantic
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.