Tag: civil rights

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

30 places your grandparents visited that you no longer can

Was Amelia Earhart’s plane found off the coast of Papua New Guinea?

World 02.18.19

17 souls Winston Churchill crushed with the perfect comeback

US

Shays’ Rebellion: Distress in post-revolutionary America

US

Investigation confirms thrift store find as an authentic piece of American history

Technology 02.17.19

George Washington Carver: More than just ‘the peanut man’

February 17, 2008: Kosovo declares independence from Serbia

US 02.16.19

Desmond Doss: conscientious objector and decorated army medic

February 16, 1923: Howard Carter opens King Tut’s tomb

The legend of the Wendigo

General 02.14.19

How Freddy Mercury became a queer icon and hero to the LGBT+ community

February 14, 269 AD: Saint Valentine is martyred, inspiring Valentine’s Day

World 02.13.19

Everything you really need to know about the Renaissance

The 6 most credible UFO encounters in history

Last WWII prisoner of war found hidden away and forgotten in Russian mental institution

General 02.12.19

John Wayne’s ‘The Alamo’ was plagued with problems, including murder

Check out the recipes of a Japanese 17th-Century ‘Barbarian’ cookbook

Katanas: As amazing as the legends tell?

General 02.08.19

Secret lovers, changed identities, and exotic pets: Juicy secrets about American presidents we’ve long forgotten

US

How 12 American presidents rank meeting Queen Elizabeth II

General 02.07.19

Think you know Abraham Lincoln? New photos reveal the man behind the legend

What was the Magna Carta and why is it still important today?

US

What is Federalism and how does it affect a government’s set-up?

World 02.06.19

Festivals and celebrations that turned into total disasters

Lunar New Year celebrations worldwide mark the Spring Festival

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