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Construction Workers Find Huge Colonial-Era Burial Ground Underneath Philadelphia Parking Lot

Construction Workers Find Huge Colonial-Era Burial Ground Underneath Philadelphia Parking Lot

Volunteer workers are now racing to examine the dozens of bodies they've found before it's too late.
What Donald Trump And Andrew Jackson Do — And Don’t — Have In Common

What Donald Trump And Andrew Jackson Do — And Don’t — Have In Common

The 45th president will be visiting the grave of Andrew Jackson this week.
Here’s The Pollution The EPA Had To Contend With When It Started

Here’s The Pollution The EPA Had To Contend With When It Started

31 apocalyptic photos of American pollution in the 1970s.
The Quiet Tragedy Behind The Invention Of Coca-Cola

The Quiet Tragedy Behind The Invention Of Coca-Cola

John Pemberton struggled with addiction for much of his life. Somewhere along the way, this addiction spurred invention.
This Week In History, Mar. 5 – 11

This Week In History, Mar. 5 – 11

America's first colonists, "unknown human" skulls unearthed, Holocaust survivor rooms with Nazis' granddaughter, ISIS loots Assyrian palace, secret ancient Egyptian texts.
The 15-Year-Old Who Refused to Give Up Her Bus Seat Nine Months Before Rosa Parks

The 15-Year-Old Who Refused to Give Up Her Bus Seat Nine Months Before Rosa Parks

Most of the people involved in social movements will never have their names printed in the history books. Claudette Colvin is one of them.
New York Disco Clubs In The 1970s: When Exclusivity Was About Inclusivity

New York Disco Clubs In The 1970s: When Exclusivity Was About Inclusivity

Disco was about far more than drugs and disco balls.
Archaeologists Find Remains Of America’s First Colonists Underneath Florida Wine Shop

Archaeologists Find Remains Of America’s First Colonists Underneath Florida Wine Shop

These colonists likely died decades before the settlements at Jamestown and Plymouth Rock were even established.
When Jewish Scholars Sought Refuge In Black Universities

When Jewish Scholars Sought Refuge In Black Universities

After escaping persecution in Europe, these Jewish scholars found hatred in its American form — and a deep bond with historically black colleges and universities.
Why Learning The History Of Porn Matters, According To Experts

Why Learning The History Of Porn Matters, According To Experts

Valuable lessons we should all learn from centuries of porn history.
“Dead Shot Mary” Shanley: The 1930s NYPD Officer With A Gun In Her Purse

“Dead Shot Mary” Shanley: The 1930s NYPD Officer With A Gun In Her Purse

Stanley was one of the NYPD's first female police officers — and one of its most badass.