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Juneteenth: The Celebration Of African-American Emancipation From Slavery

Juneteenth: The Celebration Of African-American Emancipation From Slavery

On June 19, 1865, slavery officially ended in Texas. Now, we commemorate every "Juneteenth" with celebrations of freedom.
Malcolm X’s Assassination In 33 Devastating Photos

Malcolm X’s Assassination In 33 Devastating Photos

"Malcolm is a man who would give his life for you,” said one speaker at New York City rally. Minutes later, Malcolm X's assassination took place.
The Real Story Of Thomas Jefferson’s Mistress And Slave, Sally Hemings

The Real Story Of Thomas Jefferson’s Mistress And Slave, Sally Hemings

Sally Hemings bore President Thomas Jefferson six children, yet his legitimate descendants tried their best to discredit her story.
The Bloods: 21 Startling Photos Inside America’s Infamous Bi-Coastal Gang

The Bloods: 21 Startling Photos Inside America’s Infamous Bi-Coastal Gang

What began as a group to combat the violence of and compete with the Crips quickly devolved into a rival crime syndicate that persists even in the prisons of New York City today.
The Gruesome True Story Of The Rosewood Massacre: The Violent Race Riot In Jim Crow Florida

The Gruesome True Story Of The Rosewood Massacre: The Violent Race Riot In Jim Crow Florida

On New Year's Day, 1923, a violent race riot ravaged an entire town in Florida. The Rosewood Massacre would spell the end for the small town as its residents fled never to return.
‘You Don’t Treat Dogs That Way’: The Horrifying Story Of The Tuskegee Experiment

‘You Don’t Treat Dogs That Way’: The Horrifying Story Of The Tuskegee Experiment

For 40 years, the U.S. government doctors behind the Tuskegee experiment tricked African-American men with syphilis into thinking they were getting free treatment — but gave them no treatment at all.
Relive The Golden Age Of 1990s Hip-Hop With These 44 Classic Photos

Relive The Golden Age Of 1990s Hip-Hop With These 44 Classic Photos

This gallery of 1990s hip-hop and '90s rap icons pays homage to a time when the genre meant more than popping bottles.
This Week In History News, Mar. 31 – Apr. 6

This Week In History News, Mar. 31 – Apr. 6

Mystery of noseless Egyptian statues solved, rare portrait of Harriet Tubman found, America's largest mass lynching to finally get an apology.
Never-Before-Seen Photo Of A Young Harriet Tubman Uncovered Inside Abolitionist’s Album

Never-Before-Seen Photo Of A Young Harriet Tubman Uncovered Inside Abolitionist’s Album

"I think that picture humanizes her in a way that I would have never imagined."
Freed Slave, Boxer, Entrepreneur: The Story Of The First Black Celeb Athlete, Bill Richmond

Freed Slave, Boxer, Entrepreneur: The Story Of The First Black Celeb Athlete, Bill Richmond

Born into slavery, Bill Richmond managed to get to England where the free man became the country's biggest and potentially first, African-American athletic celeb.
Glamour, Gangsters, And Racism: 30 Photos Inside Harlem’s Infamous Cotton Club

Glamour, Gangsters, And Racism: 30 Photos Inside Harlem’s Infamous Cotton Club

The Cotton Club had a reputation for catapulting famous careers, but history has a way of glossing over the cabaret's social transgressions.