Author of "The Souls of Black Folk," and a founder of the NAACP, W.E.B. Du Bois was a scholar, writer and activist who had a profound and continuing impact on American society.
As the Second World War was coming to an end, chaos reigned everywhere and led to an intelligence blunder of tragic proportions.
Henry "Box" Brown escaped from slavery in Richmond, Virginia by hiding himself inside an express package and sending the box as freight to Philadelphia
More than 2,000, mostly American, internees were held in atrocious conditions in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines; their rescue was imperative.
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.
Days before his execution, Rudolf Höss realized the full gravity of his sins. He turned to God with deep contrition and trust. Could God forgive him?
The story of Frances Wills, Harriet Pickens, and Mildred McAfee–Three pioneering female officers who helped integrate the US Navy.
In 1919, black sharecroppers asked for a better deal from landowners; their request was met with extreme violence.
US department stores created middle class style in the 20th century. Through marketing devises, events, and fashion shows large stores created demand for style in clothing as well as in home goods.
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.
Sweet Fanny Adams is used by the British to describe anything worthless. It is also the name of a pretty young girl murdered in Victorian England. This is how Fanny's name became slang for worthless.
Why Abraham Lincoln, as President of the United States, denied any recognition to Jefferson Davis as the Confederate States president.