He was known as 'The Sleeping Prophet.' Is it a coincidence that his grave will grow dark Monday?
People outraged by President Trump's racial rhetoric are quoting Martin Niemöller, a Protestant priest who once shared Hitler's ideology.
Taney penned the 1857 Dred Scott decision, declaring blacks could not be U.S. citizens. This week his statues were removed in Baltimore and Annapolis.
“There is absolutely no evidence” the general dipped bullets in pigs’ blood, a leading Pershing historian said.
With monuments of him the focus of controversy around the country, historians unravel the myths of a Confederate icon.
President Trump called the removal of Confederate memorials and statues "foolish," though Lee himself wouldn't have agreed.
Unlike the rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville that ended in violence, the Klan was enthusiastically welcomed by white Washington in 1925.
President Dwight D. Eisenhower preached patience without complacency in complying with the Supreme Court decision that declared segregation in public schools unconstitutional.
"The most kind explanation of that can only be ignorance,” a historian says.
Yuri Nosenko was detained by the CIA as a possible Soviet double agent.