After many thousands of Northerners died in a war aimed in part at freeing the slaves, white America lacked the will to follow through.
In 1861-65, Americans waged a war among themselves that remains the bloodiest in U.S. history. It began as a fight to preserve the Union but morphed into an abolitionist war to free 4 million men, women and children from bondage.
The second week of the campaign kicks off in Chicago, under the theme "Linking Systemic Racism and Poverty." But police are using an unconventional tactic to prevent a movement from building.
For slaves and Native Americans, the Revolution wasn’t “radical”: It was one more colossal effort to enforce Western conservative values and preserve the privileges of whites and the rich.
Latinos are not well represented in Marvel movies. El Peso Hero wants to change that.
The good news: Donald Trump opened Black History Month by mentioning the renowned abolitionist. The bad news: Trump doesn't seem to realize that Douglass is dead.
The women's rights movement in Great Britain had a martial arts-trained group that few knew about; a writer ponders how to get people to read about climate change when it's so depressing; and a look into how abolitionist Frederick Douglass became the most photographed man in America. These discoveries and more after the jump.