An 'augmented reality' depiction of the D-Day invasion's topography.

Is Technology Bringing History to Life or Distorting It?

History is coming to life, and scholars are debating the merits of this wave of re-creation and manipulation.
Roadblock near the Hanging Bridge, site of the lynchings of brothers Major and Andrew Clark and sisters Maggie and Alma Howze (December 20, 1918), and Ernest Green and Charlie Lang (Oct. 6, 1942), Shubuta, Mississippi.

What Happens When We Forget?

A documentary attempts to remember forgotten lynching victims.
Frederick Park and Ernest Boulton, two non gender-conforming people in London, 1869. The cross-dressers were put on trial as

What is Trans History?

From activist and academic roots, a field takes shape.
A print depicting the surrender by General Lee to General Grant at Appomattox Court House in Virginia, April 9, 1865.

The Unlikely Paths of Grant and Lee

The two men met at Appomattox. The loser would become a role model, the victor an embarrassment.
An image posted by Kanye West on his Twitter account in April, 2018.

Kanye’s Brand of “Freethinking” Has a Long, Awful History

His condemnation of enslaved people’s failure to rebel is drawn from a dangerous ideology that’s older than the United States.
An 1863 photograph that became known as “The Scourged Back”’ shows the whipping scars on Gordon, a former slave in Louisiana who escaped to Union lines.

The Historian Behind Slavery Apologists Like Kanye West

In 1918, Ulrich Bonnell Phillips published “American Negro Slavery,” framing slavery as a labor agreement.
Chance White holds a confederate flag as he drives past a protest in October 2015.

As God Is My Witness

A year-long series of photographs and stories that explain the struggle between the old South and the new.

Andrew Jackson was A Slaver, Ethnic Cleanser, and Tyrant

Andrew Jackson deserves nothing but contempt from modern America, not a place on our currency.
Cudjo Lewis outside his home in Alabama in the 1930s.

The Last Slave

In 1931, Zora Neale Hurston recorded the story of Cudjo Lewis, the last living slave-ship survivor. It languished in a vault... until now.
German chancellor and Nazi Party leader Adolf Hitler gives a speech to supporters, 1939.

How American Racism Influenced Hitler

Scholars are mapping the international precursors of Nazism.
Inside the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, in Montgomery, AL.

A Lynching Memorial Is Opening. The Country Has Never Seen Anything Like It.

The National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, is dedicated to victims of white supremacy.
Conservator Cameron Wilson of New York City cleans up the sculpture of founding father and the first Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton inside the rotunda of the U.S. Capitol October 19, 2005 in Washington, DC.

How the ‘Hamilton Effect’ Distorts the Founders

Too often, we look to history not to understand it, but to seek out confirmation for our preexisting beliefs. That’s a problem.