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20th century

Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

 Executive Order 9066 & Japanese Internments, Part 1

Roughly 122,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-American citizens were removed from their homes on the West Coast and incarcerated for much of the U.S. involvement in WWII. See more »

Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

 Ed Roberts and the Independent Living Movement

Ed Roberts was a disability rights activist, known as the father of the Independent Living movement. See more »

Maria Montessori

 Maria Montessori

While she's mostly associated with education, Maria Montessori worked in several fields. See more »

Unearthed! Piltdown Man

 Unearthed! Piltdown Man

The Piltdown Man is one of the world’s most infamous instances of scientific fraud, and it derailed the study of evolution for decades. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 2

 The Palmer Raids, Part 2

After WWI, thousands of immigrants in the U.S. were rounded up, many without cause or warrant, and kept in horrifying conditions. See more »

The Palmer Raids, Part 1

 The Palmer Raids, Part 1

After WWI, there was a great deal of fear that Communist revolutionaries would try to take over the country. See more »

Alabama Governor George Wallace

 Alabama Governor George Wallace

Wallace was one of the most prominent voices against the Civil Rights Movement and its objectives. See more »

James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

 James Webb and NASA’s Early Days

People are often surprised to learn that the namesake for the James Webb Space Telescope wasn't a scientist or engineer, but a lawyer and bureaucrat. See more »

The Attica Prison Uprising (Part 2)

 The Attica Prison Uprising (Part 2)

The riot at Attica Correctional Facility in September 1971 remains a significant moment in the history of the U.S. prison system. See more »

Life at Attica, 1971 (Part 1)

 Life at Attica, 1971 (Part 1)

In 1971, conditions at Attica were at a point where they were humiliating, dehumanizing and counterproductive to rehabilitation. See more »