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‘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.
Cairo, Illinois Was Once A Booming City — Until Racist Violence Destroyed The Entire Town

Cairo, Illinois Was Once A Booming City — Until Racist Violence Destroyed The Entire Town

Despite its former promise, deep-seated racial tensions would eventually devastate the town of Cairo, Illinois, rendering it nearly abandoned today.
Edward A. Carter: The Heroic Soldier Who Was Denied A Medal Of Honor Because Of His Race

Edward A. Carter: The Heroic Soldier Who Was Denied A Medal Of Honor Because Of His Race

He was demoted, discriminated against, and gravely injured. Perhaps worst of all, he wasn't recognized for his outstanding service until it was too late.
In 1969, The FBI And Chicago Police Conspired To Murder Fred Hampton

In 1969, The FBI And Chicago Police Conspired To Murder Fred Hampton

FBI Chief J. Edgar Hoover himself orchestrated the hit alongside Chicago police to silence the 21-year-old activist's fight for justice in his community.
The True Story Behind Legendary Jazz Pianist Don Shirley And <em>Green Book</em>

The True Story Behind Legendary Jazz Pianist Don Shirley And Green Book

Don Shirley was a piano prodigy and his passion was for classical music. But because of his race, 1950s America wanted him to stick to pop music.
The Story Of Marshall Taylor, The First African-American Cycling World Champion

The Story Of Marshall Taylor, The First African-American Cycling World Champion

Nicknamed the "Black Cyclone," Marshall Taylor defied all the odds when he won the title of World Cycling Champion in 1899.