The aftermath of the Bath School bombing, May 18, 1927.

The School Massacre that Shocked Bath, Michigan

The chilling tale of a tragedy that was seemingly erased from the American consciousness.
The historic story of Seneca Village once found in Central Park is illustrated.

Central Park Was Once Seneca Village, Home to a Thriving Free Black Community

A graphic history of the community displaced for the vast public park in 1857.
The chapter of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union at Seattle’s African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. Emma Ray is third from left in the center row.

Born a Slave, Emma Ray Was The Saint of Seattle’s Slums

Emma Ray was a leader in battles against poverty, and for temperance.
An Israeli settlement in the West Bank, viewed from Bethlehem in 2011.

How American Jews Became Israeli Settlers

Historian Sara Yael Hirschhorn explains what has driven some American Jews to the most contentious real estate on earth.
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?