51 years ago today, police officers and patrons of the Stonewall Inn--a well-known gathering place for New York City's queer community--clashed and memorable, momentous fashion.
On September 22, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation. When it was issued on January 1, 1863, it effectively abolished slavery, freeing over three million enslaved African Americans. Sadly, word of it reached Texas nearly...
Coast to coast, every community has a history of pushing against the status quo and challenging the historical norms for a better life. Be it racism and systemic oppression to the right to vote, representation, and demonstrations...
This summer's political conventions were already facing uncertainty, due to the coronavirus. Now the nationwide protests against police brutality are adding another complicating factor. But there's a history with this factor—the protests that haunted the Democratic convention...
As the nation’s capital once again becomes a center of protest during a time of national crisis, it can be an apt moment to reflect upon Washington’s own immense African American history and past civil rights achievements....
Adapted by Christen Thompson, Editorial Director and Charleston Resident. In the days following the June 2015 shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church by white supremacist Dylann Roof, the nation waited to see what...
Houston, Texas, that sprawling, noisy, ambitious city on the Gulf Coast has had some epic rallies since its founding in 1836. But as big as Houston is, it’s not surprising that the community hasn’t settled on a...
Napa Valley is known for its wine and winemakers, but just beneath the fertile soil lies another, more complex version of its history. One intrepid historian took her hometown to task to uncover the stories that...
A tribute to foot soldiers in the Birmingham movement is on the plaque and in the scene depicted in this sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park. Normally on Crime Capsule, we’re interested in criminals...
Situated just a short walk from the White House Lawn, Lafayette Square is surrounded by landmarks and steeped in a fascinating history of rebellion. The following stories are excerpted and adapted from Trouble in Lafayette...

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