New York City Deputy Police Commissioner John A. Leach supervises agents as they dispose of liquor during Prohibition.

How the Klan Fueled Prohibition

The 1920s weren’t just gin joints and jazz. Anti-immigrant racism was all the rage.
For women writers, Eleanor Kirk's 1888 guidebook was a way to break into the boys' club of publishing (1892).

How to Pitch a Magazine (in 1888)

Eleanor Kirk's guide offered a way to break into the boys’ club of publishing.
Presentation of the 2017 Command-in-Chief's Trophy to the Air Force Falcons on May 2, 2017.

Agency, Order and Sport in the Age of Trump

Jim Thorpe, Jack Johnson, and the sporting middle ground.
Haitian refugee women separated from men for processing by Immigration after arrival in Miami Beach, FL, 1976.

How the Haitian Refugee Crisis Led to the Indefinite Detention of Immigrants

It wasn't always this way.
William Kemmler became the first person to be legally executed using an electric chair (1890).

On the Death Sentence

David Garland makes a powerful argument that will persuade many readers that the death penalty is unwise and unjustified.
A protest to save Sacco and Vanzetti in London, England (1921).

The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti

A critique of the controversial murder trial and the anti-radicalism that prejudiced the judge and jury against them.
A book about black power lies next to a pair of running shoes at Neckarstadion, Stuttgart where Black Power athletes are running in an America/Europe athletics match (1969).

A Black Power Method

A Black Power method moves to destabilize or interrogate dominant white perspectives in mainstream media outlets, government records, and in the very definition of what constitutes a credible source.
Jerrie Cobb, part of

The Case for Female Astronauts: Reproducing Americans in the Final Frontier

Imagining a future that separates women from their biological identity seems so “drastic” as to be unimaginable—in 1962 and today.
When the Civil Rights Movement collided with the 1964 World’s Fair in New York.

Present Tense, Future Perfect: Protest and Progress at the 1964 World's Fair

The stall-in threatened to interrupt a certain imaginary of progress, democracy, and freedom with the reality of racial injustice.

Slandering the Unborn

How bad science and a moral panic, fueled in part by the news media, demonized mothers and defamed a generation.
A 1965 Braniff International Airlines ad announcing “an end to the plain plane” and the creation of a high-fashion “air strip” to be performed by its hostesses (1965).

How Flight Attendants Organized Against Their Bosses to End Stereotyping 

The marketing of stewardesses’ bodies was long an integral part of airline marketing strategies.
Black Lives Matter protests following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott by a police officer in Charlotte, NC.

A Century of American Protest

A side-by-side look at some of the political protests that have shaped American politics over the past hundred years.