The Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921

On June 1, 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma, was a war zone. Just before dawn, a loud whistle…

The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Vindication of Human Dignity

When I was a small child in the late 1950s, my family moved from Greensboro,…

The Freedom Summer of 1964

For the staff of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the trip north to Oxford,…

Emergency Quota Act of 1921: 100 Years Later

May 2021 marks the 100th anniversary of the Emergency Quota Act of 1921, the first…

The Mexican-American War: 175 Years Later

175 Years Ago Today: Congress Declares War on Mexico, Invoking Manifest Destiny and Destabilizing the…

Documents in Detail: Frederick Douglass’ Oration in Memory of Abraham Lincoln

Access the podcast here. Our final Documents in Detail episode for the 2020-21 school year,…

The Peculiar Institution vs. The Word Fitly Spoken

Early one school year, I asked my Advanced Placement U.S. History students what questions they…

Secession in Arkansas and Tennessee

In the upper South, during the secession crisis of early 1861, the circumstances of Missouri,…

How to spend a MAHG weekend? – Visit Kent State

Ashland University's Masters in American History and Government has announced that its graduate programs will…