Ninety-nine years ago today, police opened fire on striking maritime workers outside the headquarters of United Fruit Company in New Orleans, La.
They were on strike but the strike was just a week old so people were not yet in the direst of straights.
Eighty years ago today, the first "Bonus Marchers" arrived in Washington, D.C.
Can oppressed groups resurrect their own suppressed histories through a museum? What has been the historical role of race and ethnicity in the development of the natural history museum?
As Rep. Allen West proved with his channeling of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy recently, the Red Scare echoes endure within American culture.
The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.
What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?
"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.