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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We've profiled exceptional lawmen and women before, but as the first of several articles highlighting the contributions of African-Americans to our country’s law enforcement and judicial systems, today we wanted to introduce you to an impressive...
When systemic racism tried to stop them, South Bend residents built a “nice neighborhood” for themselves. You may have heard that South Bend’s mayor is running for president. With Mayor Pete in the...
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...
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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