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What Our Textbooks Get Wrong About Slavery
A 2011 Pew research poll found that nearly 48 percent of Americans still believe the Civil War was a fight over “states rights.”
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These Were The Most Popular Baby Names In The 1890s
How times have changed.
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Medieval Nun Faked Death To Pursue 'The Way Of Carnal Lust,' Archives Reveal
Joan of Leeds reportedly tricked her fellow nuns into burying a dummy in her place and ran away from her York convent.
What Do Our Schools Fail To Teach About Slavery?
How does our failure to teach about slavery’s brutal legacy affect our ability to solve the issues facing our country today?
Donald Trump Jr. Accuses Media Of Trying To Subvert Democracy
"They’ve done more to hurt the credibility of this country’s institution as a democracy than anything in history," he told Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
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Does Medicine Actually Make People Live Longer?
The truth is our early ancestors didn’t all die at 30 — and medical science has given us less of a boost than you think.
Lauren Underwood Makes History As Youngest Black Woman To Serve In Congress
The congresswoman has already taken her first constituent call.
Will Kamala Harris Run For President?
Sen. Kamala Harris has made a name for herself in the Senate with her tough questions against figures like former Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Now, Harris might be considering a run for president.
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How DNA Tests Make Native Americans Strangers In Their Own Land
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The use of DNA tests to claim “Native American” genes or blood trivializes history.
As A Native American, Here's What I Want My Fellow Americans To Know About Thanksgiving
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Take time during dinner to recognize whose traditional lands you give thanks on.
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Trump's Racism Doesn't Have To Be A Political Strategy. Sometimes It's Just Racism.
The president's rally for Mississippi Senate candidate Cindy Hyde-Smith will drag us back toward the Jim Crow era.
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Surging Interest In Black History Gives A Lift To Museums, Tourism
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States are trying to capitalize on the 50th anniversaries of many civil rights milestones.
Veronica Escobar & Sylvia Garcia: Texas’ First Latina Congresswomen
In the 2018 midterm elections, Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia were elected as Texas’ first Latina congresswomen.
How Practicing Witchcraft Helped This Woman Heal From Trauma
Haylin Belay uses her magic rituals to heal from past trauma and to find an inner power in a society that often doesn’t value women of color.
Megyn Kelly Defends Blackface
It's 2018, and Megyn Kelly can’t wrap her head around why blackface isn’t OK.
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Lithuania Says Walmart Has Agreed To Stop Selling Soviet-Themed T-Shirts
"Horrific crimes" were committed under the Soviet hammer and sickle, noted Lithuania's ambassador to the U.S.
FOOD & DRINK
According To History, We Can Thank Women For Beer
Beer consumption has been so disproportionately linked with men that it’s easy to forget women were the original brewers. Now, they're staking their claim again.
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The View From Inside A Freedom Rider’s Jail Cell
"Breach of Peace: Portraits of the 1961 Mississippi Freedom Riders,” a photo-history book, contains a series of extended interviews with riders. Here's three of them.
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New Official Mormon History Book Delves Into Faith's Polygamous Roots
By Brady McCombs, Associated Press
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has published a history book that doesn't shy away from thorny issues.
Haunting Aerial Photos Show Devastation Caused By Brazil National Museum Fire
Much of the 200-year-old building, once a residence to Portuguese royalty, was gutted by the inferno.
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Why Do We Call Hit Movies 'Blockbusters?'
Movies that break records at the box office earn this title, but its original meaning is kind of sinister.
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CULTURE & ARTS
The Not-So-Simple History Of Why We Call Dollars 'Bucks'
Inside the origin of the common slang term.
How The Color Pink's Relationship With Gender Has Evolved
The color pink has a complicated relationship with gender that goes back generations.
How Harvey Milk Became A Leader In San Francisco's LGBTQ Community
Harvey Milk is an LGBTQ icon, known for becoming one of the first openly gay politicians in America.
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22 Incredible Photos Of LGBTQ Pride Celebrations Over The Decades
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LGBTQ people have been living visibly, openly and authentically for years.
Pompeii's Unluckiest Man Excavated, Internet Gives Him Second Life
"Wile E. Coyote's great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather."
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