History Stories
AUTHOR: Thad Morgan
How a Black Spy Infiltrated the Confederate White House
April 23, 2018

How freed slave Mary Bowser and abolitionist Elizabeth Van Lew teamed up to spy on Confederate President Jefferson Davis and got away with it. Read More

How the Black Panthers Inspired California’s Strict Gun Laws
March 22, 2018

Back in the 1960s, even the NRA supported gun control to disarm the group. Read More

This 14th-Century African Emperor Remains the Richest Person in History
March 19, 2018

Forget today’s tech billionaires, the wealth of Mansa Musa of Mali was too vast to be imagined—or equaled. Read More

How Freedom Rider Diane Nash Risked Her Life to Desegregate the South
March 8, 2018

Now an icon of the Civil Rights Movement, Nash was arrested dozens of times for non-violent protests—including while six months pregnant. Read More

History’s Oldest-Known Valentine Was Written in Prison
February 14, 2018

A French medieval duke wrote the poem to his wife while he was held captive in the Tower of London. Read More

New Research Reveals Britain’s Oldest Ancestor Had Dark Skin and Blue Eyes
February 7, 2018

Known as the 'Cheddar Man,' the discovery of his skin color defied popular belief in Britain. Read More

Was the Real Lone Ranger a Black Man?
February 1, 2018

The amazing true story of Bass Reeves, the freed slave who protected the Wild West. Read More

There Was a Dangerous Purpose Behind T. Rex’s Tiny Arms
November 7, 2017

The dinosaur's puny arms were nothing to laugh at. Read More

The Sweet Relationship Between Daylight Saving Time and Halloween
October 31, 2017

It wasn't always this bright outside for trick-or-treaters on the go. Read More

Are You Prepared for a Zombie Apocalypse? The U.S. Government Is
October 31, 2017

The Department of Defense vs. The Walking Dead Read More