History

Prohibition in the United States

The Eighteen Amendment of the Constitution of the United States is significant for two reasons: it banned the sale, manufacture, and transport of alcohol in the United States, and it was the only amendment to ever be repealed. That’s right, only 13 years after it went into effect in 1920, it was repealed by the […]

Black Science: The Women Behind NASA

Behind many of the scientific advancements that make our species so great are the genius African American minds that made it possible. Sadly because of the discrimination suffered by these people their accomplishments are often ignored or covered up. They are omitted from history books or their actions are attributed to others. In order to […]

The Origin & History of Groundhog Day

In comparison to other holidays, Groundhog Day is rather strange. It’s not a day of gift-giving or relaxation from work for most people. It’s an entire day about a small animal that burrows through the earth and an old superstition. So let’s take the time to discover what Groundhog Day is really about and its […]

Selma: Marching for Justice

Chief among many of the goals that Civil Rights activists were aiming for was to secure their voting rights. Although the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendment guaranteed African Americans the right to vote, many states, especially those in the South, implemented discriminatory practices and laws that infringed on that right. African Americans were effectively prohibited from […]