Hidden History: La Amistad

La Amistad was a slave ship caught in the middle of an international controversy during the 1890’s.

Hidden History: Polly Strong

Vincennes, Ind. (WTWO) – Indiana became a state in 1816 and a ban on slavery was written into the state constitution. But at that … More »

Hidden History: Gold Star Mothers

Washington, D.C. (WNCN) – The recently opened National Museum of African American History and Culture has an exhibit that showcases Gold Star families. A … More »

Hidden History: The Lee Sisters

Memphis, TN (WATN) – Seven sisters from Memphis, Tennessee gained national recognition as the “most arrested civil rights family” in 1965. The Lee sisters … More »

Museum preserves the stories of African-American Gold Star families

Many people are familiar with the term “Gold Star Mothers.” It recognizes the family of fallen servicemembers. The National Museum of African-American History and Culture is working to preserve the stories of some families who paid the ultimate sacrifice.

Hidden History: A Virginia church lets freedom ring for the future

Oftentimes we celebrate Black History Month with great stories about unforgettable people who helped to make our country what it is today.  This month we’re celebrating Hidden History, like the story of a little-known bell that set silent for years, only to become a leading symbol of how to let freedom ring.

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