From We’re History by John Bardes: When did America desegregate public transportation? Most people would probably answer 1955, when Rosa Parks’s refusal to surrender her seat ignited the Montgomery Bus Boycott. But the story begins at least 88 years before… Read More ›
A Writer at The Atlantic Uses History to Make a Point About the 2016 Election – And Historians Moan
From History News Network by Michael Brenes author of The Price of Loyalty: Hubert Humphrey, Lyndon Johnson and the Struggle for American Liberalism: Almost a year and a half later, there remains an insatiable public demand for an explanation of… Read More ›
The Party of Hubert Humphrey
From The Atlantic by James Traub: Seventy years ago, on the night of July 14, 1948, Hubert Humphrey, speaking at the Democratic convention in the Philadelphia Convention Hall, changed the course of the Democratic Party, and of post-war American politics…. Read More ›
High School Student Activism: Past and Present
From AHA Today by Dionne Danns: As a child, I always enjoyed watching Eyes on the Prize on PBS during Black History Month. I was fascinated both by the history of discrimination and the courageous efforts of young people to fight back… Read More ›
What was lynching?
Lynching is often described as a form of extralegal, vigilante violence or justice; however, its meaning has evolved over time—from the tarring and feathering of individuals in the Colonial period to the lethal, racial violence that proliferated in the South…. Read More ›
The racist history of the ‘crisis actor’ attacks on Parkland school shooting survivors
From the Washington Post by Michael E. Miller It was a moment of turmoil, when a school became a lightning rod for debates about American values and the Constitution. At the center of it all was a clutch of students, their teenage faces beamed… Read More ›
What is the significance of the 1968 East L.A. Walkouts?
Today is the day that students walked out of East Los Angeles schools protesting their inferior education. Here is DailyHistory.org article on this event. The 1960s and 1970s have been well documented and covered historically by scholars interested in the… Read More ›