Understanding history–how and why structures developed and evolved–is integral to our ability to reforge and reform those structures, as well as build new ones.
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LGBTQ Rights Timeline in American History
Discover LGBTQ Rights from colonial life to the 21st century.
Transgender History in the United States
This chapter is an unabridged version of the United States History chapter of Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, a resource guide by and for transgender communities.
A Brief History of the Disability Rights Movement
Learn how people with disabilities battle against centuries of biased assumptions, harmful stereotypes and irrational fears to have equal rights.
The History of the Americans with Disabilities Act
A movement perspective to the disability rights.
Disability History: The Disability Rights Movement
This article offers a glimpse into the rich and varied history of Americans with disabilities.
Timeline | Latino Americans
The history of Latino American people who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S.
Asian American History Websites
Ancestors in the Americas is the first in-depth television series to present the untold history and contemporary legacy of early Asian immigrants to the Americas, from the 1700s to the 1900s. Explore their Asian American history website list.
Women of Color and the Rewriting of Western History: The Discourse, Politics, and Decolonization of History
This essay discusses the historiography that was written during the 1980s about women in the nineteenth-century West. It examines the issues, politics, concepts, methodologies, and language of the “multicultural” or intercultural approach first articulated by Jensen and Miller and the ways in which the intersection of gender, race, sexuality, ethnicity, class, and culture are described, theorized, and interpreted in the recent historical literature.
Explore resources about women making history.
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
A living memorial to the Holocaust, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum inspires citizens and leaders worldwide to confront hatred, prevent genocide, and promote human dignity.
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Discover a museum that seeks to understand American history through the lens of the African American experience.
A Radical History of the World
A definitive book for anyone wanting a history of the world from below.
A People’s History of the United States: 1492 – Present
Howard Zinn’s groundbreaking work on U.S. history. This book details lives and facts rarely included in textbooks—an indispensable teacher and student resource.
An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States
Explore the nation’s founding through the perspective of Indigenous people.
The 1619 Project from The New York Times
The 1619 Project is an ongoing initiative from The New York Times Magazine that began in August 2019, the 400th anniversary of the beginning of American slavery. It aims to reframe the country’s history by placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of our national narrative.
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