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Shameless Cocaine Ads From The 1970s

Shameless Cocaine Ads From The 1970s

In many ways, these ads highlight the overt tackiness that defined the '70s.
Trump Cabinet Pick Has Supported “Confederate History Month”

Trump Cabinet Pick Has Supported “Confederate History Month”

Among other controversies, Tom Price is facing backlash for having cosponsored a bill to establish "Confederate History Heritage Month."
This Week In History, Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

This Week In History, Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

Poland's Nazi hunt, an artifact from the first Europeans, the Emmett Till revelations, and anniversaries of Gandhi's death and U.S. slavery's abolishment.
That Time Detroit Gave Saddam Hussein A Key To The City

That Time Detroit Gave Saddam Hussein A Key To The City

Why the notorious dictator gave large sums to an American city.
How A Religious Quack Founded The Weirdest Town In The U.S.

How A Religious Quack Founded The Weirdest Town In The U.S.

Believe it or not, someone named a town "Zzyzx" in order to make money.
The Life And Times Of Ida B. Wells, One Of Intersectional Feminism’s Founders

The Life And Times Of Ida B. Wells, One Of Intersectional Feminism’s Founders

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.”
How Ronald Reagan Paved The Way For Donald Trump

How Ronald Reagan Paved The Way For Donald Trump

Ronald Reagan was President 30 years ago, but the long shadow he cast still covers American politics.
“The World Is Preparing For War,” Former Soviet Leader Says

“The World Is Preparing For War,” Former Soviet Leader Says

In a recent op-ed, Mikhail Gorbachev warns against the growing global militarization and calls for outlawing war.
Woman Who Claimed Emmett Till Wolf-Whistled At Her Admits She Lied

Woman Who Claimed Emmett Till Wolf-Whistled At Her Admits She Lied

The woman who claimed that Emmett Till wolf-whistled at her, thus initiating the events that led to his brutal lynching, now admits that she made it up, Vanity Fair reports. The woman in question, Carolyn Bryant Donham, revealed to Timothy Tyson — an author and Duke University scholar she’d asked...
This Week In History, Jan. 22 – 28

This Week In History, Jan. 22 – 28

Map of U.S. lynchings, Nellie Bly's famous journey, the largest diamond ever, the birth of Angela Davis, Germany's holocaust before the Holocaust.
More Than 800 U.S. Victims Of Forced Sterilization Found To Be Still Living

More Than 800 U.S. Victims Of Forced Sterilization Found To Be Still Living

For decades, forced sterilization was legal in dozens of U.S. states. A recently-discovered filing cabinet shines light on how racist the program was.