The fight for Black equality has a long, complicated history in the United States. And across that history, there are many men and women who have put themselves on the line to fight discrimination and racism. While the civil rights movement of the 1960s produced many great leaders—including Dr. Martin Luther King and John Lewis—there are many Black activists who have taken a stand both before and after to push racial equality forward.
Every February, people in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania brave the cold to catch a glimpse of one very special groundhog.
One museum in France is changing the way we view the past thanks to its vast archive of color photographs...
A peek inside the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Department of Drawing and Prints reveals a sweet surprise for Valentine's Day—3 nearly 200 years ago. Among the vast collection are historic valentines from the United States and Europe that speak to a time when sending cards reached its apex. In the 19th century, with commercially printed cards now available, sending and receiving gifts and notes for Valentine's Day became a hallmark of Victorian life.
Dogs have been man's best friend for millennia.
Valentine’s Day conjures up thoughts of chocolates, roses, and romantic dinners, but have you ever wondered where Valentine’s Day comes...
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…but not if you live in the UK. British children traditionally hang their stockings at the foot of their bed, unlike most Americans who observe the holiday. In America, fun family Christmas traditions such as picking the perfect tree at a tree farm, stringing popcorn and candy canes as decoration, hanging bountiful Christmas lights all around, and placing a wreath on your front door are typical.
Old houses hold many secrets which only emerge with chance and time.
Could you imagine going your whole life without properly seeing your own reflection?
The history of New England is steeped in folklore and superstition. While many people are familiar with the Salem witch trials of the late 17th century, which led to mass hysteria and nearly 20 people being hanged, another lesser-known panic swept the area 100 years later.
Throughout history, cultures across the globe have adopted creative ways to deal with death.
Sadly, due to its location in the Pacific Rim, Japan is prone to devastating earthquakes and tsunamis.