How the black alamo survived as a museum

The black alamos of San Antonio, Texas, have long been held in reverence as one of the great civil rights landmarks of the 20th century.But in the past couple of decades, some historians have questioned the role of the museum in preserving this history and have suggested that the museum has become an institution of whitewashing and white privilege.As such, […]

How music has changed history

On February 23, 1961, Cuban pianist Fidel Castro gave a concert in Havana, Cuba, marking the beginning of his first visit to the US since the revolution.In a country where music was banned in the 1950s, the occasion drew millions of people to a city that had become the centre of the Cuban revolution.This was the first time the US […]