Sarah Forbes Bonetta was an orphaned African princess given as a gift to Queen Victoria by the King of Dahomey. Victoria became Sarah's godmother, and received her into the royal extended family.
The Roman Baths complex in the city of Bath, England, is a major tourist attraction. It offers a fascinating look at the lives of Ancient Romans in Britain.
Slavery may have been abolished in the Western world in the 19th century, but it continues today in many places.
In the Civil War Robert E. Lee was a defender of slavery, while Ulysses S. Grant did all he could to destroy it. But it was Lee who thought slavery was morally wrong, while Grant seemed not to care one way or the other.
Historical tales showcase nations and eras. But stories are broad strokes that miss the individual person and small places. Not only do objects speak for them but artifacts also provide more honest glimpses into the past than written accounts.
James Butler Hickok, or “Wild Bill” as he came to be known, was a legendary gunfighter and lawman of the Old West. Hickok would become the prototype for the iron-clad plainsman who helped settle the nineteenth-century frontier of America.
The triangular trade among India, China, and Britain involved tea, silk, and opium. The latter had a terrible impact on China that is remembered today.
Of the three ships that traveled with Columbus in 1492, two were caravels and one was a carrack. Moreover, these closed hulls boats, could carry larger quantities of supplies than ever before. Unfortunately, the crowded cargo space could also harbor many types of micro-organisms and diseases.
This article discusses the recent excavations of skeletons found in Bulgaria and their connection to ancient superstitions.
Before Jackie Robinson wore #42 for the Brooklyn Dodgers, he was a US Army officer court-martialed after refusing to go to the back of the bus.
During the Battle of the Bulge, one segregated unit nearly lost all its men and it took years to be recognized. By helping to defend both St. Vith and Bastogne, it deserves its place in history.
Concentration camps were home to some of the worst most atrocious acts ever done. Here you can learn what the German Holocaust was and what happened at the concentration camps.
The Battle of the Bulge was the largest land battle fought by the U.S. in World War II. It was also was the baptism of fire for an entire American Infantry Division.
The barbaric and dehumanizing treatment inflicted upon African American sanitation workers by city management in 1968 is a blemish on the face of Memphis history. A woman, Mrs. Cornelia Crenshaw, initiated the cleansing of the city's countenance.