Civil Rights

FBI Agents Once Secretly Tried to Convince Rev Martin Luther King to Kill Himself

Although it's hard to contextualize today, during the 1950s, '60s and '70s, the FBI was secretly engaged in a ...

The “States’ Rights” Term Conservatives Frequently Use Has a Dark, Racist Origin

During the 2008 presidential election, both members of the Republican ticket, John McCain Sarah Palin, said that they ...

Republican Leader Dick Armey Was Caught Referring to a Congressman as a “Fag”

The Republican Party has never had a rosy relationship with gays and lesbians, and this incident probably didn't help ...

The White House Sported Solar Panels Until Reagan Removed Them in 1986

Believe it or not, there was a time when the White House was partially-powered by solar panels! But that didn't last, ...

23 African Americans Were Elected to Congress Before the Civil Rights Movement

Although there is a common misconception that African Americans only held elected office federally since the Civil ...