When the Mexican-American War ended in 1848, the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo guaranteed previous Spanish and Mexican land grants, as well as rights for Native Americans to their ancestral homelands. However, organized property theft began soon after....
With baseball season finally underway -- for now, at least -- many fans have turned to the diamond. That includes Tigers fans in Detroit, but at least they're used to some chaos. This team came out of...
This article is an excerpt from Tulsa's Greenwood Neighborhood by Hannibal B. Johnson Tulsa, Oklahoma, “The Oil Capital of the World,” shone brightly at the dawn of the 20th...
The following is excerpted and adapted from The Thibodaux Massacre: Racial Violence and the 1887 Sugar Cane Labor Strike by John DeSantis, Foreword by Burnell Tolbert. About the Book: "On November 23, 1887,...
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...
In 1920, ten-year-old Geneva Hardman was murdered on her way to school, just outside Lexington. Both civil authorities and a growing lynch mob sought Will Lockett, a black army veteran, as the suspect. The vigilantes remained one...

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