Anyone following this year's election knows that the courts matter -- and there may be no bigger example of this than Baker v. Carr, the 1961 case that Chief Justice Earl Warren hailed as the most important...
In Marquette, Michigan, stands the old Holy Family Orphanage. Built in the early 1900s, the orphanage quickly built a reputation not as a safe haven as it was intended, but as a dark and dangerous place for...
In 1934, a colossal claim reached the American news media: There had been a plot to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in favor of a fascist government. Supposedly in the works since 1933, the claims of the...
Marilyn Monroe, Humphrey Bogart, and Laurence Olivier are three of the biggest names in the history of Hollywood, and they all have one thing in common: they emerged from Hollywood’s Golden Age. Between the 1910s and 1960s, Hollywood...
In 2018 the Frederick Douglass Bicentennial Commemoration placed 13 statues around the city of Rochester, NY to commemorate Frederick Douglass's 200th birthday. On the anniversary of one of his famous speeches, one of those 13 statues was torn down. On July 16,...
By the turn of the twentieth century, train travel was commonplace and relatively safe, even on far-flung routes through the harsh mountain landscape of the Pacific Northwest. But in the winter of 1910, Washington state’s Cascade mountain...
On June 10, 1652, at only 28 years old, Massachusetts silversmith John Hull opened the first mint in America in defiance of English colonial law. The first coin issued was the Pine Tree Shilling, designed by Hull.
In 1619 -- a date that the New York Times has recently made famous and essential--a group of 32 African men, women, and children arrived on the shores of Virginia. They had been kidnapped in the royal...
Having written #1 hit songs in five different decades, Bobby Braddock is one of country music's most successful and prolific songwriters. Here are five books to read that will have you putting your old records on!
The Golden Age of Hollywood, between the 1910s and 1960s, was a period when Hollywood experienced an influx of experimental film making. These were revolutionary years, filled with exceptional talent, new camera technology and more freedom for script writers. 

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