U.S. History

Man walks by a formerly sunken boat at Lake Mead.

Divers Find More Human Remains At Receding Lake Mead

The discovery marked at least the sixth time since early May that human remains have been discovered as the lake shrinks due to drought.

 | By Associated Press

A group prays during a small ceremony as remains from a mass grave are re-interred at Oaklawn Cemetery

Exhumations Resume For DNA To ID Tulsa Race Massacre Victims

The 14 sets of remains will be sent to a forensics lab in Utah that is helping scientists match victims to descendants through genetic testing.

 | By Associated Press

Hollywood icon Anna May Wong

Hollywood Icon Anna May Wong To Be 1st Asian-American On U.S. Currency

Anna May Wong is widely credited as the first Chinese-American movie star.

 | By Bridget Sharkey

A photo from the Children's Museum of Indianapolis is shown.

Museum Seeks To Teach Kids The Legacy, Humanity Of Emmett Till

Museums are helping fill some gaps in the teachings of America's racist history, with one Indianapolis exhibit sharing Emmett Till's story.

 | By Amber Strong

Mandalay Bay Hotel

5 Years Later, The Las Vegas Mass Shooting Still Shapes Public Events

Saturday marks five years since a gunman opened fire on a concert crowd in Las Vegas, forever changing the way Americans attend public events.

 | By Axel Turcios

Waves crash in Tampa ahead of Hurricane Ian.

What's Changed Since Tampa's Last Big Hurricane 100 Years Ago

Though Tampa, Florida has struggled with past storms, one historian says it's now better prepared ahead of Hurricane Ian.

 | By Haley Bull

Electricity poles and lines lay toppled on the road after Hurricane Maria hit the eastern region of Puerto Rico

This Year Marks The Fifth Anniversary Of Hurricanes Maria And Irma

Five years on, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are still rebuilding and repairing after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

 | By Newsy Staff

U.S. President Joe Biden.

The U.S. Marks The 21st Anniversary Of The 9/11 Terror Attacks

The ceremonies also come one month after a U.S. drone strike killed Ayman al-Zawahri, a key Al-Qaeda leader who helped plan the attacks.

 | By Kellan Howell

First responders salute in a driving rain as a U.S. flag is unfurled at the Pentagon in Washington.

U.S. Marks 21st Anniversary Of 9/11 Terror Attacks

Victims' relatives and dignitaries are convening at the places where hijacked jets crashed on Sept. 11, 2001.

 | By Associated Press

A child visits the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York

9/11 Memorials Stretch Across The U.S. To Honor And Educate

As we inch closer to the 9/11 anniversary, memorials will become a gathering place – for people to mourn and for younger generations to learn.

 | By Adi Guajardo

New York Yankees All-Star Aaron Judge.

Yankees' Judge Hits Home Run 55, Nears American League Record

New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge is on pace to hit 65 home runs, which would surpass the record 61 set by fellow Yankee Roger Maris in 1961.

 | By Gage Jackson

The White House

The Law Behind Presidential Records Belonging To The National Archives

Congress passed the Presidential Records Act after Watergate, preserving documents that otherwise would have been Pres. Nixon's personal property.

 | By Lauren Magarino and Newsy Staff

The Senate Committee on Indian Affairs holds a hearing on "Freedmen" provisions in tribal treaties.

Freedmen Fight For Tribal Citizenship On Legal Path Marred By Politics

The descendants of formerly enslaved tribal citizens have been fighting on a rocky legal path for two decades for their right to be citizens.

 | By Allison Herrera

1780 letter from Alexander Hamilton to the Marquis de Lafayette.

Long-Missing Alexander Hamilton Letter Put On Public Display

The letter was believed to have been stolen during World War II by a state archives worker.

 | By Associated Press

Juneteenth flag

The History And Modern Celebration Of Juneteenth

One year ago, President Joe Biden signed the law establishing June 19 as a U.S. holiday.

 | By Del Walters

Would-be Pres. Ronald Reagan assassin John Hinckley Jr.

Would-be Reagan Assassin John Hinckley Jr. Released From Oversight

John Hinckley Jr. — the man who shot and wounded President Ronald Reagan in 1981 — has been freed from court oversight.

 | By Clayton Sandell

Demonstrators demanding a woman's right to choose march to the U.S. Capitol for a rally

A Look At Life Prior To Landmark Roe v. Wade Abortion Rights Law

Former pastor Barbara Gerlach recalls working in the 1970s abortion rights movement.

 | By Amber Strong

Hazel Ying Lee, the first Chinese American woman to join the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II.

KXXV: Texas Museum Honors WWII Female Air Force Pilots

Women Air Force pilots started flying in 1943. Now, their history is on display at the National Women Airforce Service Pilots World War II Museum.

 | By NICK BRADSHAW and KXXV

Members of the Supreme Court pose for a group photo.

The Supreme Court's History Of Firsts And What Happened After Them

The American people are split over President Biden's decision to nominate a Black female justice, with 55% saying the pick isn't important.

 | By Amber Strong

Dr. Tamecca Rogers and Son Keith pose with the children's books they've written together

KJRH: Mother-Son Duo Write Children’s Books Celebrating Black History

A Tulsa, Okla., mother and son pair spent the pandemic recording Black history for the next generation.

 | By Julie Chin and KJRH

Empty school hallway lined with student lockers

KMGH: Educators Speak Out About Concealing Black History In Schools

Authors and educators are concerned book bans in schools are censoring Black history.

 | By Jessica Porter and KMGH

Dorothy Orr's home

WTVF: Murfreesboro Woman Discovers Family's Green Book History

One woman was unaware her own family played an important role in Tennessee's Black history.

 | By Forrest Sanders and WTVF

A picture of Violet T. Lewis in a newspaper

How Violet T. Lewis Started A College With Just A $50 Loan

Violet T. Lewis bought several used typewriters, and started the Lewis Business College in Indiana in the midst of the Great Depression.

 | By Jenn Schanz

Reaves Chapel near Wilmington, N.C., undergoes a restoration

Community Rebuilds Historic Chapel Built On North Carolina Plantation

Reaves Chapel in North Carolina is estimated to have been built around the 1850s or 1860s by former enslaved African Americans on the plantation.

 | By Chloe Nordquist

Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee and his great grandson Iain Lanphier in Washington on Feb. 4, 2020

Celebrated Tuskegee Airman Charles McGee Dies At 102

McGee died in his sleep at his home in Bethesda, Maryland.

 | By Associated Press

The first microprocessor.

50th Anniversary Of The Computer Microprocessor Chip

In 1971, three Intel Corp. employees invented the first microprocessor and completely changed the world of technology and computing power.

 | By Paul Sakuma / AP

A cross in a cemetery in New Orleans

Haunted America: New Orleans, A City Of Pain

The agony of the past is still present on every corner and in every cemetery, making New Orleans one of the most haunted places in America.

 | By Axel Turcios

Historic cannons in Gettysburg

Haunted America: The Ghosts of Gettysburg

Gettysburg is the site of the largest, costliest and deadliest battle of the Civil War, with more than 50,000 estimated casualties.

 | By Axel Turcios

The Old Burying Point cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts

Haunted America: The Salem Witch Trials

History has revealed the persecutions were all about money, land and power.

 | By Axel Turcios

A cell at the Ohio State Reformatory

Haunted America: Ohio State Reformatory

Once a prison, the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield is believed to be haunted by its former occupants: thousands of convicted felons.

 | By Axel Turcios