Where should you draw the line between taking a daring photo and taking a dangerous risk?
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.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
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.
Source: The Conversation
Read one author’s take on our “age of fear” and the rise of the zombie.
Source: Pew Research Center
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.