In the U.S., kids spend a lot of time in history class learning about the American Revolution and the founding fathers. But history books tend to simplify the complex reality of the war and the country’s
How a beloved song with origins in 16th-century Europe captures both a holiday’s spirit of unity and a country’s legacy of exclusion In the days leading up to Thanksgiving, millions of Americans in their
(CNN) — President Donald Trump's administration released a new batch of documents about John F. Kennedy's assassination Friday that included a secret FBI analysis that portrayed civil rights leader Martin
“It was scarcely opened, before it became, as might have been expected, the battleground for the opposing civilizations of the Union, to renew and fight out their long quarrel upon. From every quarter
Among the many oddities to be found in Donald Trump’s response to the violent neo-Confederate protests in Charlottesville in August was his complaint that protesters who wished to remove the statue of
The National Park Service pulled funding for a Black Panther Party legacy project to be undertaken at UC Berkeley, officials confirmed. The move comes amid outcry about from conservative organizations.
When we think about the framers of the Constitution and how they handled the issue of race, we conjure up the extremes: the hypocrites and the heroes. At one end is Thomas Jefferson, who wrote that “all
It has been 20 years since the historian Annette Gordon-Reed published “Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy,” a book that successfully challenged the prevailing perceptions of figures.
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, who a decade ago co-directed "The War," about World War II, have now made "The Vietnam War." Written — like that series and other Burns projects running back to "The Civil War"