US President Abraham Lincoln is known historically as ending slavery. Saladin Ambar explains more about Honest Abe and his success as a politician.
Dr. William J. Connell addresses the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year, and what doomsdayers claimed would be the end of the world.
New discoveries make for interesting history lessons. Donna Murch, explains the story of Richard Aoki, a Japanese member of the Black Panther Party.
Charlie Shcroeder is an actor who started participating in historical re-enactments, he talks about the amount of detail and dedication that goes into each event.
For many young Americans the civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. is just a historical footnote. Professor Yohuru Williams describes this is as a case of historical amnesia.
William Connell, a professor at Seton Hall, talks about why we celebrate Columbus Day. We also take a look at how one artist in New York has paid tribute to Columbus.
Dr. William Connell shares the story of Giuseppe Garibaldi. An Italian man born on the 4th of July, Garibaldi aided Abraham Lincoln in the abolition of slavery.
Dr. Yohuru Williams talks about the legacies of our former presidents. He describes how historians decide on whether we should remember them for the good things or the bad.