It was chilly and damp on Sunday evening on Oct. 16, 1859, when abolitionist John Brown climbed onto a horse-drawn wagon for the five-mile ride down a dark country road to Harpers Ferry. There he and small
Americans still struggle over coming to terms with the core issues of the civil war and reconstruction Arlington National Cemetery is the hallowed resting place of America’s war dead. It is also home a
President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, Jan. 1, 1863, in Washington. (AP Photo) This article was originally published by the Niskanen Center as part of the "Promise of Republicanism"
It was the nation’s largest auction of enslaved people. Now, a search for descendants of the ‘weeping time.’
It poured rain at the Georgia racetrack that Wednesday and Thursday, and the wind blew water into the covered grandstand where the merchandise was gathered for auction. Many of the offerings were “prime,”
Kanye West brought his Sunday Service pop-up to Howard University -- but not everyone supported it - CNN
(CNN) — Kanye West -- a vocal supporter of President Donald Trump who once called slavery a choice -- brought his Sunday Service performances to one of the country's most prestigious historically black
When Christopher Columbus arrived in the Caribbean in 1492, he brought Spanish visions of gold and glory, as well as new animals and pathogens. Pigs and rats ravaged the island ecosystems while measles,