Tag: civil rights

July 2, 1964: Lyndon Johnson signs the Civil Rights Act

June 11, 1963: the University of Alabama desegregated by executive order

May 17, 1954: Brown vs. Board Of Education reaches verdict

January 2, 1903: Theodore Roosevelt backs the first black postmaster

Katherine Johnson was a hidden genius

Emmett Till was brutally murdered 63 years ago— here’s why it’s still relevant today

December 1st, 1955: Rosa Parks arrested for refusing to give up seat on bus

“Would you be my neighbor?” How Mr. Rogers’s show helped a generation of children

October 19, 1960: Martin Luther King Jr. is arrested at Rich’s lunch counter in Atlanta

That time Democrats tried to block the first black member of US Congress

August 28, 1957: Strom Thurmond begins longest filibuster recorded to prevent The Civil Rights Act from passing

Natural Woman: The Aretha Franklin story

Everything you need to know to understand today’s Supreme Court

This day in history: July 4th

Discover the ancient city of Tenochtitlán

How the Battle of Waterloo ruined the reputation of Napoleon Bonaparte

World 07.18.19

‘Little House on the Prairie’ behind-the-scenes facts that’ll change how you see the show

Robert Wadlow: the tallest man in history

General 07.17.19

Robert the Doll’s haunting tale makes Chucky seem like an actual toy

US 07.16.19

The two Battles of Saratoga were the stunning turning points of the Revolutionary War

US 07.15.19

Everything you need to know about First Lady Abigail Adams

General 07.14.19

The fascinating development of the famous Rorschach inkblot test

General 07.13.19

The incredible true story behind ‘The Great Escape’ is far more epic than the film

General 07.12.19

You won’t believe these 29 celebrities served in the military

Did you know that monks are responsible for creating pretzels?

People have been getting stoned for 2,500 years, according to new discovery

US 07.11.19

July 11, 1804: Alexander Hamilton lost his life in a duel against life-long rival, Aaron Burr

Lewis Carroll’s exposure to Victorian asylums inspired the beloved Mad Hatter

The sizzling story of the Rat Pack, Marilyn Monroe, and the president of the United States

World 07.10.19

30 powerful photos from the Vietnam War era

How ‘Roots’ became an iconic drama miniseries

Here’s why the existence of early humans in Malta was covered up

Lawyers, guns, and money: The CIA’s complicated history in Latin America

World 07.08.19

July 8, 1951: Paris celebrates its 2,000th birthday

Ancient Babylonian dialect makes a major comeback in a movie

An ancient Israeli ring may have been worn by the official who executed Jesus

General 07.06.19

This incredible Japanese politician rescued thousands of Jews from Nazi-occupied Europe

General 07.05.19

Yamato was the most stunning battleship ever built and it met a humiliating fate

General 07.04.19

How the pinball machine became a worldwide sensation

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