After enslaved people helped build 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, seven presidents brought slaves to the White House, where they lived in the basement.
In 1919, weeks of hysteria ginned up by D.C.'s newspapers led to a riot that left as many as 39 dead and put two black men in prison for crimes they likely did not commit.
Admiring dairy farmers presented the formidable fromage to the president at the White House. He was still serving it three years later.
Tennessee’s annual day of recognition for Nathan Bedford Forrest — mandated for decades by a state law — is drawing renewed, bipartisan backlash.
Even when they were the target of Safire’s New York Times columns, the powerful remained on cordial terms with him — a throwback to a very different Washington.
More than 200 years after its creation, another racially fraught debate about the census draws focus to its meaning and historical legacy.
The New York Democrat's views are often met with disagreement from Republicans. But when the department was formed shortly after 9/11, many conservatives argued against it.
Robert Rackstraw, who was featured in a 2016 History Channel documentary about the notorious criminal, was pronounced dead at home.
The city invented the ticker-tape parade in 1886. The World Cup champs are getting one again.
Carvey played up Perot’s short stature, Texas twang and robust ears in skewering the candidate’s pro-business, pro-technology, pro-wealth approach to every problem.