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33 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About Abraham Lincoln

33 Fascinating Facts You Never Knew About Abraham Lincoln

From his wrestling career to the real reason he grew his beard...
31 Appallingly Racist Ads Of Decades Past

31 Appallingly Racist Ads Of Decades Past

Several times per year, if not more frequently, a major brand comes under fire for running an advertisement that the public widely — and almost always justifiably — deems to be racist. Just last month, this happened to both Nivea and Sony. And in the latter case, the ad in...
The Story Behind The Famous “Rosie The Riveter” Image

The Story Behind The Famous “Rosie The Riveter” Image

Discover the widely misunderstood history of this image — which has nothing to do with feminism.
The Hope And Struggle Of The Civil Rights Movement, In 55 Powerful Photos

The Hope And Struggle Of The Civil Rights Movement, In 55 Powerful Photos

Visceral photos of hope and struggle.
25 Lomax Family Photos From The Archive Of American Folk Song

25 Lomax Family Photos From The Archive Of American Folk Song

When "folk music" meant more than just acoustic guitars.
This Week In History, May 7 – 13

This Week In History, May 7 – 13

The killer who may have faked his death, humankind's new ancestor, uncovered ancient book pages, JFK's earliest recording, and "Baby Louie" the dinosaur.
Listen To The Earliest Known Recording Of JFK, Uncovered By Harvard After 80 Years

Listen To The Earliest Known Recording Of JFK, Uncovered By Harvard After 80 Years

John F Kennedy was just a 20-year-old Harvard sophomore when he was recorded on a recently uncovered tape from 1937.
Poignant Ellis Island Photos That Convey The Hope And Hardship Of Coming To America

Poignant Ellis Island Photos That Convey The Hope And Hardship Of Coming To America

We've always been a nation of immigrants.
Haunting Photos Taken Inside Mental Asylums Of Decades Past

Haunting Photos Taken Inside Mental Asylums Of Decades Past

If you can believe it, this kind of treatment didn't take place all that long ago.
The Story Behind The Photo That Changed The World’s Perception Of AIDS

The Story Behind The Photo That Changed The World’s Perception Of AIDS

How a single photo by a photography student moved the world to a greater understanding of the AIDS pandemic.
Artist Saves Rosa Parks’ House From Wrecking Ball, Then Rebuilds It Overseas

Artist Saves Rosa Parks’ House From Wrecking Ball, Then Rebuilds It Overseas

When Detroit sought to demolish Rosa Parks' 1950s home, one artist carefully disassembled it and moved it all the way to Berlin.