The great inventor put job applicants through an unusual test before deciding whether or not to hire them. How well would you do?
This article explores the lives and legacy of the Bielski Brothers during World War Two, and their efforts to save nearly 1,200 Jews from Nazi persecution in Eastern Europe.
An oral storytelling performance can be both entertaining and educational. Prose, poems, and songs can all tell a story. Myths and traditional tales are often shared orally.
In 1897 Anita Hemmings became the first black graduate of Vassar. But because she was passing for white, when her race was discovered she almost wasn’t allowed to graduate.
In wartime England, an 8-year-old boy witnessed the horrific crash of a US Air Force bomber. He grew up determined to preserve the memory of its crew. Having tended the crash site and memorial for many years, Tony Foulds' dreams came true when a flypast was arranged to mark the 75th anniversary.
Overcoming fierce racial discrimination, Hugh Mulzac became the first African American to command a Liberty Ship in World War II.
Through bad seamanship and negligence hundreds of black South African war volunteers died in February 1917.
Edward Jenner infected people with cowpox to protect them from smallpox. Mary Montagu gave people a mild case of smallpox to protect them from a serious one.
Thousands of years ago, Doggerland connected Britain to Europe where the North Sea exists today. The area had a rich Mesolithic culture, which researchers are exploring.
Private William Hunter, who enlisted in the British Army in 1914 when he was 16, after repeated absences from his regiment, was shot at dawn for desertion on Feb 21, 1916.
This article summarizes the career of legendary explorer Colonel Percy Fawcett, who vanished in Brazil during 1925. The story also provides many theories explaining how and why he disappeared.
Review and summary of Orlando Figes' book, "A People's Tragedy: A History of the Russian Revolution."
In 1943, riots broke out in U.S. cities as servicemen and civilians attacked Mexican-Americans and other minorities.
Booker T. Washington and W. E. B. Du Bois both fought in different ways for African American equal rights. But Du Bois accused Washington of counseling blacks to accept second class status.