Protest against Silent Sam statue, UNC-Chapel Hill, August 22, 2017.

Silent Sam is Not Sacred. The Blood on Him Is.

A member of the Lumbee Tribe weighs in on the protests beneath the infamous confederate monument in Chapel Hill.
Headline from the Montgomery Advertiser, Feb. 1892.

Montgomery's Shame and Sins of the Past

The Montgomery Advertiser recognizes its own place in the history of racial violence in its own community.
HOLC security map of San Francisco with redlined neighborhoods marked (1937).

Redlining and Gentrification

Exploring the deep connections between redlining, gentrification, and exclusion in San Francisco.
Home Owners Loan Corporation Map of Milwaukee, WI (1938).

A New Kind Of City Tour Shows The History Of Racist Housing Policy

Redlining tours explain how policies designed to keep minorities out of certain areas shaped the urban landscapes we see today.
People watch as a fire caused by the 1906 San Francisco earthquake rages in the distance.

Found Footage Offers a New Glimpse at 1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Nine minutes of newly found footage shows the aftermath of the earthquake that devastated San Francisco in 1906.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Harlem, New York.

Dr. King's Streets

Where does a street named for MLK belong? The answer isn't as simple as one might think.
Protesters at the annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day march to the Lorraine Motel in Memphis.

Real Museums of Memphis

How the National Civil Rights Museum has obscured the ongoing dispossession of African-Americans taking place in its shadow.
A 1915 postcard, ‘Dead Mexican bandits,’ shows three Texas Rangers on horseback, posed behind the bodies of four Tejanos killed, evidently at random, as retribution for a raid.

America’s Lost History of Border Violence

Texas Rangers and vigilantes killed thousands of Mexican-Americans in a campaign of terror. Will Texas acknowledge the bloodshed?
A couple at Niagara Falls, around 1858
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Falling for Niagara Falls

How did Niagara Falls become the Honeymoon Capital of the World?
William McKinley statue in St. James Park of San Jose, California.

Statues Offensive To Native Americans Are Poised To Topple Across The U.S.

No other city has taken down a monument to a president for his misdeeds, but Arcata is poised to do just that with a statue of William McKinley.
Areas marked in red were off limits to Soviets in the U.S. as of November 11, 1957.

Russians Were Once Banned From a Third of the U.S.

Soviet ban? What Soviet ban?
First Ellis Island Immigrant Station, opened on January 1, 1892. Built of wood, it was completely destroyed by fire on June 15, 1897.
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The Curious History of Ellis Island

Ellis Island celebrates its 125th anniversary as the federal immigration depot.