Christopher Columbus lands on Watling Island and meets the natives, while three of his shipmates erect a cross (1492)

Columbus Day Is the Most Important Day of Every Year

Acknowledging the truth about colonialism is crucial if we want to comprehend the world around us today.
Drawing in which the Taíno Indians are working the mines under Spanish supervision.

What Became of the Taíno?

The Indians who greeted Columbus were believed to have died out. But a search for their descendants yielded surprising results.
Howard Zinn speaking in New York City (2008).

We Really Still Need Howard Zinn

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor on why it's so important to tell the stories of people who have fueled social justice movements.
Images of the Choktaw Freedmen Boarding School, operated by Presbyterian Missionaries (1903).

Seeing Like a Settler Colonial State

Canada has engaged in collective remembering of one of its hidden injuries—the Indian residential schools.
The Lake of Dismal Swamp (2013).

In the Dismal Swamp

Though Donald Trump has made it into a catchphrase, he didn’t come up with the metaphor “drain the swamp.”
The chapel of the Alamo Mission in San Antonio Texas.

Once Again, Texas’s Board of Education Exposed How Poorly We Teach History

We’re not equipping children to become good citizens.

The Secret History of Anti-Mexican Violence in Texas

In her groundbreaking new book, Monica Muñoz Martinez uncovers the legacy of a brutal past.
W.E.B. Du Bois, 1918.

The Legacy of Black Reconstruction

Du Bois's "Black Reconstruction in America" showed that the black freedom struggle has always been one for radical democracy.
A Pokèmon Go user playing in a park.

Pokémon Go, Before and After August 12

Gaming in the shadow Charlottesville's "Unite the Right" rally.

Howard Zinn’s Anti-Textbook

Teachers and students love "A People’s History of the United States." But it’s just as limited as the textbooks it replaces.
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.

Remembrance of War as Warning

Might a new approach to war memorials keep us out of future unnecessary wars?
Family members try to identify the dead victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire of March 25, 1911 in New York.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Memorialist

Remembering victims of one of the worst workplace disasters in American history.