Its legacy lives on today in the struggles faced by modern miners seeking workers' rights
Sculptor Richard Hunt designed the statue, which is called 'Light of Truth'
The pair's path to becoming media sensations began 100 years ago. To this day the two remain emblems of prejudice in the American justice system
Though they were just a small percentage of the state’s population, African Americans petitioned the state of Ohio to repeal racist laws
A new book shows us the capital region's earliest years through the eyes and the experiences of leaders like Harriet Tubman and Elizabeth Keckley
Two sheets of paper from the Alabama prison where the activist penned a famous 1963 letter sold at auction for more than $130,000
A powerful outdoor exhibition amplifies a message of "pride, tenacity and possibility"
From 1619 to 2019, this collection of essays, edited by two of the nation's preeminent scholars, shows the depth and breadth of African American history
A dramatic court scene in Philadelphia put the abolitionist cause in headlines across the nation
Aaron Sorkin's newest movie dramatizes the clash between protestors on the left and a federal government driven to making an example of them
The Cuban revolutionary shined a light on the stark economic disparities in America, much to the chagrin of the U.S. government
A lethal incident of police brutality in Miami in 1979 offers just one of countless examples of the reality generations of African Americans have faced
As long as the ideology has threatened marginalized communities, groups on the left have pushed back with force
This moment, says the Smithsonian secretary, should be the 'impetus for our nation to address racism and social inequities in earnest'
For years, Paul Rivet opposed the ideology fueling Hitler's rise. Then he helped French fighters take the battle underground
Birthed from the counterculture of the ’60s, the pet playground has witnessed a major shift in how Americans relate to their canines
Inside the little-known story of the Green Corn Rebellion, which blazed through the Sooner State a century ago
In 1855, Mary Mildred Williams energized the abolitionist movement
After the massacre at a Florida high school, these brave students provided a way forward