racism

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 ›

Retiring Chief Wahoo

From We’re History by Scott Longert: The 2018 baseball season promises thrills for fans across the country and around the world.  Before the season is complete, there will likely a frenzied wild-card race, a dark horse winning a division, and… 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 ›