Trump Tower in New York City.

How Gotham Gave Us Trump

Ever wonder how a lifelong urbanite can resent cities as much as Donald Trump does? First you have to understand ’70s and ’80s New York.
A group of women at the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Wasco County, Oregon circa 1902.

Land.ca: Our Home on Native Land

Do you live on Native American territory?
People's Park in Berkeley off Telegraph Avenue, 2003.

The Women and Girls of Telegraph Ave

The women of Telegraph Avenue whose stories remain untold.
A screenshot of the NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project's interactive map.

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

The first initiative to document historic and cultural sites associated with the LGBT community in the five boroughs.
The Erie Canal at Little Falls

Thank the Erie Canal for Spreading People, Ideas and Germs Across America

For the waterway's 200th anniversary, learn about its creation and impact
The Black Wall Street section of Tulsa, OK in flames during the 1921 race riot.
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The Devastation of Black Wall Street

Racial violence destroyed an affluent African-American community, seen as a threat to white-dominated American capitalism.
Dynamite found during sabotage incidents of Owens Valley Aqueduct, circa 1924.

The Water War That Polarized 1920s California

When a "scofflaw carnival" occupied the L.A. aqueduct.
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.