44 Photos From The Anti-Civil Rights Movement That United Most Of White America In The 1960s
As the civil rights movement brought attention to Black Americans' struggle for equality, whites across the country launched a brutal counter-movement.
Inside The Molly Maguires, The Secret Society That Fought Bloody Battles For Workers’ Rights In The 1800s
When mine owners cut wages in 1870s Pennsylvania, the Molly Maguires fought back. But with a private military on their side, the mine owners ultimately won what would become the first labor war in U.S. history.
How Catherine Parr Survived Being Married To Henry VIII After He Beheaded Two Former Wives
Catherine Parr became Queen of England after marrying King Henry VIII in 1543. Luckily, she knew exactly what she was getting herself into.
How Congressman Daniel Sickles Admitted To Killing His Wife’s Lover And Got Away With It
Before he became a Civil War general, Congressman Dan E. Sickles' scandalous murder trial changed our legal system forever.
A Blonde Bombshell, A Satanic Curse, And Rumors Of Decapitation: The Tragic Story Of Jayne Mansfield’s Death
It's falsely believed that Jayne Mansfield died when she was beheaded in a fatal 1967 car accident, but the truth is even grislier — and much sadder.
Meet J. Marion Sims, The ‘Father Of Modern Gynecology’ Who Experimented On Slaves
In the 1840s, Dr. James Marion Sims perfected his surgical skills by operating on enslaved black women without anesthesia.
Inside Sam Cooke’s Death: How The King Of Soul Was Gunned Down In A Seedy Motel
Sam Cooke was shot and killed in what police ruled a "justifiable homicide," but those closest to him called foul play.
Inside The ‘Better Babies’ Contests That Judged American Infants Like Livestock
"Better Babies" contests scored children on a 1,000-point scale that was generated based on the racist principles of eugenics.
How Ernest Shackleton Led His Crew Through 497 Days Of Being Trapped Near Antarctica
In 1914, Ernest Shackleton was determined to walk across Antarctica. But when ice trapped his ship Endurance, his mission instantly changed from exploration to pure survival.
How The Automat Paved The Way For Fast Food In The Early 1900s
Automats were efficient vending machine-style restaurants that signaled to many Americans that the future in dining had arrived. So what happened to them?
Inside The Whiskey Rebellion That Shook The Newly-Formed United States To Its Core
After the Revolutionary War, most Americans were ready for peace. But in 1791, a tax on distilled spirits sparked rebellion once again as thousands took up arms against their newly-founded country in the Whiskey Rebellion.