Well-Behaved Women Make History Too

What gets lost when it’s only the rebel girls who get lionized?
Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Tiya Miles.

Talk of Souls in Slavery Studies

A conversation with Erica Armstrong Dunbar and Tiya Miles, co-winners of the 2018 Frederick Douglass Book Prize.
Julia Chinn.

The Erasure and Resurrection of Julia Chinn

Why the nation's ninth vice-president – and his black wife – were purposely forgotten.

The Gay, Black Civil Rights Hero Opposed to Affirmative Action

How would Bayard Rustin be judged today?
Texas Rangers on the King Ranch in South Texas in 1915 with lassoes pulled around the bodies of Jesús García, Mauricio García and Amado Muñoz.

Lynch Mobs Killed Latinos Across the West. Descendants Want It Known.

The lynching of thousands of men, women, and children of Mexican descent has gone unnoticed for generations.
A black sheet was put over the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee in Charlottesville, Virginia on August 23, 2017.

Where Does the War on History End?

Those who seek to hide the achievements of our greatest men and women are making a monumental mistake.
Harriott Daley with a row of telephone operators (1928).

Overlooked No More: Harriott Daley, the Capitol’s First Telephone Operator

Daley, who became a switchboard operator in 1898, made sure members of Congress were just a phone call away.
Esther Hobart Morris, the first female justice of the peace in the United States.

Overlooked No More: She Followed a Trail to Wyoming. Then She Blazed One.

Esther Morris made history as the first female justice of the peace.

Jim Nicholson, Champion of the Common-Man Obituary, Dies at 76

“Who would you miss more when he goes on vacation,” Nicholson liked to ask, “the secretary of state or your garbage man?”
A memorial for the Virginia Tech massacre (2007).

New Memorial Day: Remembering Children Killed in School

It’s an exhaustive list. Far longer and deeper than you might suspect.
Former President Barack Obama speaks near a rendering for his lakefront presidential center at a community event held in Chicago, May 3, 2017.

The Obama Presidential Library That Isn’t

The Obama Presidential Center in Chicago won’t include a research library and archive. To some historians, that’s a problem.

When Roger Stone Flashed Nixon’s ‘V-for-Victory’

The Republican operative transformed the infamous gesture from a symbol of defiance to a simple farce.