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The Noble Crazy Horse, Protector of the People

On this day in 1877, Oglala Sioux chief Crazy Horse is fatally bayoneted by a cavalry soldier in a guardhouse at Fort Robinson, Nebraska. A…

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Thurgood Marshall and the end of Separate but Equal

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall becomes the first African American to be confirmed as a Supreme Court justice. He would remain on the…

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Elections – Lincoln v McClellan and the Civil War

On this day in 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee deals a stinging defeat to Union General John Pope at the Second Battle of Bull…

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The March on Washington and Martin Luther King Jr.

On this day in 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, the African American civil rights movement reaches its high-water mark when Martin Luther…

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Missouri Becomes the 24th State and a Slave State

On this day in 1821, Missouri enters the Union as the 24th state, and the first located entirely west of the Mississippi River. Statehood came…

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America’s Dirty Little Secret

Kathleen Vohs of the Washington Post writes about the “cognitive dissonance” that plagues Trump supporters. Kelly Weill of the Daily Beast wonders whether his “hard-core fans can be deradicalized.”…

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