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8 Fascinating Ancient History Books Whose Subjects Span the Globe

Witness the beginning of recorded history from Mexico to Mesopotamia.

By Orrin Grey

This Former Slave Became The First African American West Point Grad

Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

8 Things You Didn’t Know About the Donner Party

The specter of cannibalism overshadows many other fascinating facts about the emigrants.

By Dave Adams

Paul Robeson: Artist and Activist

The legendary performer carved a path of politics and persistence.

By Kelsey McConnell

4 Union Generals That Were Better Than the Famous Ones

These hardworking generals outperformed the showboats at every turn.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

13 Books to Read for Black History Month

From great triumphs to continuing struggles, learn more about African American history with these books.

By Sarah Mangiola & Catherine Phelan

How Western Union Helped The U.S. Enter World War I

An intercepted telegram provided a reason for President Wilson to join the effort.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Why Ancient Romans Built Statues Of Their Greatest Enemy

The statues were a sign of honor for their enemy and a symbol of the strength of the empire.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

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