A minister, father, civil rights leader, humanitarian and husband—Martin Luther King, Jr., assumed myriad roles throughout his brief, prolific lifetime. Though he was born Michael King on January 15th, 1929, his father changed his name in honor of German reformer Martin Luther, setting the tone for his son’s remarkable career. Skeptical about Christianity growing up […]
From history made at the famous lunch counters to historical scandals, the five and dime’s history isn’t as sweet as America hyped it up to be.
In January 1977, two-thirds of America tuned in over eight nights to witness a television event unlike any before it: the groundbreaking miniseries Roots. Based on Alex Haley’s 1976 novel, the show provided a stark look at the West African slave trade in the U.S. during the 18th and 19th centuries. Roots begins with the […]