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The actual day was June 19, 1865, and it was the Black dockworkers in Galveston, Texas, who first heard the word that freedom for the enslaved had come. more
Molly Brown was an American socialite and philanthropist in the early 20th century. Brown spent the first months of 1912 in Paris, visiting her daughter until she received word from Denver that … more
Throughout this month, the Museum of the Apopkans has had special exhibits honoring local women and spotlighting trailblazing American women. Thursday's event concludes this month of inspiration. more
Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson’s rise is, in part, due to the work of those women and Black men – and to Black women judges dating back almost a century. more
Here are five profiles from The Conversation’s archive that highlight the brilliance, grit, and unique perspectives of five women who worked in geosciences, math, ornithology, pharmacology, and physics during the 20th century. more
Nearly two weeks after King’s funeral, in April of 1968, King’s confidant and former strategist Wyatt Tee Walker tried to renew this faith. more
In antebellum America, operatic and concert songs were very popular forms of entertainment. European concert sopranos, such as Jenny Lind and Catherine Hayes, drew huge crowds and rave reviews during their U.S. tours. more
The “tan soldiers,” as the black press affectionately called them, were also for the most part left out of the triumphant narrative of America’s “Greatest Generation.” more
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For his first presidential Thanksgiving, George Washington aimed to pull his country together in the face of the many internal divisions that could yank it apart. more
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