In 2013, billionaire investor, businessman and philanthropist David Rubenstein set out an ambitious plan to moderate conversations with prominent historians before an audience of bipartisan lawmakers. The goal: help members of Congress become more knowledgeable about the past -- so…
In 1811, more than 200 enslaved people in present-day Louisiana launched the largest insurgency of people in bondage in U.S. history. The revolt lasted only a few days before the poorly armed rebels were crushed by a militia and U.S.
By Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo
The remains of the last slave ship that came to America have been found. In 1860, the schooner Clotilda brought 110 Africans to U.S. shores, decades after it was illegal to import slaves into the country. The wreckage of the…
By Megan Thompson
Author Kenneth C. Davis examines another deadly effect of World War I: the spread of the Spanish flu.
By Vic Pasquantonio
My students felt betrayed, angry even, that throughout their elementary and middle school years, teachers had pushed a fake narrative, or had done little, if anything, to correct the record.
Nearly 300 au pairs from host families throughout the Northeast traveled to Washington D.C. over the weekend as part of the government’s three-decade long cultural exchange program--and to make sure they fulfilled education credits mandated by the U.S. State Department.
By PBS NewsHour
He’s on the $10 bill and he died in a duel, but what else do you know about Alexander Hamilton? Now his life is the subject of a cutting-edge hip-hop Broadway musical, created by Lin-Manuel Miranda. Jeffrey Brown talks to…
By Colleen Shalby
From colonial times, to Prohibition, to the "Mad Men" era, alcohol’s storied relationship with the United States dates back to the dawn of the nation.
By Eric Krupke
Justin Giuliano, Arielle Newton and Alisha Acquaye want you to rethink how America celebrates Black History Month.
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