American History

Black Women Making History

This Teenager Made History and Pissed Off Racists Everywhere

Zyahna Bryant wrote the petition that sparked the movement against the Robert E. Lee Statue in Charlottesville. A year later, violent racists held the tragic Unite the Right rally.
Amdé Mengistu
2.27.18
painting

[NSFW] The Wild West Gets Surreal in These Epic Paintings

Kent Monkman’s 'The Rendezvous' painting series illuminates a little-known corner of American history.
Beverly Bryan
7.26.17
50 states of art

The Oldest State in the Union Has Something to Say About Art

Visual artist Morgan Hamilton writes about how Delaware's history trickles down to its art, politics, and people.
Morgan Hamilton
4.23.17
50 states of art

The Oldest State in the Union Has Something to Say About Art | #50StatesofArt

Visual artist Morgan Hamilton writes about how Delaware's history trickles down to its art, politics, and people.
Morgan Hamilton
4.23.17
Art

The Last 100 Years of American History Told Through 50 Paintings

A 20th Century retrospective takes up residence at the Yale University Art Gallery.
Diana Shi
12.31.16
Stuff

New York City's Surprising Role Funding Slavery and Profiting Off the Civil War

I talked to author John Strausbaugh about his new book, which details how "New York was arguably the most pro-South, pro-slavery city in the North," during the Civil War.
Peter Moskowitz
8.6.16
Art

An Artist Created a Different KKK Robe Every Week for a Year

Paul Rucker's 'Birth of a Nation' robes are tailor-made to remind us that the ugliest parts of America’s past still exist.
Annie Armstrong
7.5.16
Art

The Corrective Art History of Kerry James Marshall

Ahead of his retrospective 'Mastry,' the artist speaks on society and representation.
B. David Zarley
4.6.16
history

American History Podcast 'BackStory' Does Things a Little Different

Producer Andrew Parsons tells us about working with the American History Guys to put a new spin on old stories.
Abby Ronner
2.25.16
Stuff

Yup, America Still Has a Ton of Racist Monuments

Despite activists' protests, you can still find symbols of hate and white supremacy in New Orleans, Texas, Memphis, and pretty much all over the country.
Peter Moskowitz
12.13.15
Art

JR's Haunting Murals Invade Ellis Island

The French artist installs black-and-white artworks inside the Immigrant Hospital in a new collaboration with Save Ellis Island.
Sami Emory
3.5.15
Film

What the Fuck Is Going on in 'Forrest Gump'?

The crowd-pleasing Oscar-winner about the world's most successful idiot returned to theaters in honor of its 20th anniversary, so we decided to see if the movie still holds up.
Dave Schilling
9.8.14
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