In the 1950s and 1960s, Civil Rights became a focal point for Greensboro, North Carolina -- especially during the now iconic Greensboro sit-ins. The Greensboro Four. On February 1, 1960, four A&T...
The Underground Railroad was an amazing network of people and passages that helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and even to Canada. It's a Pulitzer-winning novel, too. But the Underground Railroad was...
Your history books may have covered notable African-American trailblazers like Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Harriet Tubman but Black history expands much further. So, we’ve put together a list of little-known but significant heroes in...
Today, we celebrate the life of the great entrepreneur and philanthropist Madam C.J. Walker (1867 – 1919) who has been described as the first American self-made woman millionaire.  This...
The politically and socially turbulent 1960s changed the United States forever. Groups of mostly young Americans sought to overturn the status quo for African Americans and to end the contentious Vietnam War. National groups brought their message...
Your town is under invasion. What do you do? Hide? Flee? Not sixteen-year-old Sybil Ludington! She rode through forty miles of enemy-infested territory to let her father and his regiment know that the British had laid siege...
We all observe Martin Luther King Jr., Day and express our gratitude for Dr. King’s incredible accomplishments with a day of service. We also recognize Black History Month as a great opportunity to celebrate the monumental accomplishments...
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...
As the old saying goes, “not all heroes wear capes.” And even tough Sam Houston, the biggest hero in Texas, would occasionally don a cloak, this is true in the Lone Star State. Throughout the history of Texas, heroes of...
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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