The alamo’s history timeline is a mess

The Alamo is known as the most famous Civil War battlefield, and it has remained one of the most prominent tourist attractions in Texas.The battlefield, however, was in serious disrepair until a recent discovery.The Alaskan museum that manages the historic site said last week that it will restore the battlefield to its former glory with a $1 million renovation project.The […]

How to read the history of the Black Panther Party

The Black Panther party was the most militant and radical anti-federalist organization in American history.The Black Panthers were led by a black revolutionary, Huey P. Newton.In the early 1900s, Newton and his cadre were part of the most dangerous anti-slavery group in the United States, the Ku Klux Klan.Newton and other Black Panther leaders led the armed insurrection in the […]

When was the first U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee?

By David ZuckermanThe alamo was a landmark event in American history, marking the moment when the American people became the first people to sit in a congressional committee to investigate a foreign threat.The committee convened for the first time in November 1864 and was tasked with gathering evidence on the mysterious “Spanish flu” outbreak.Its first report in February 1865, after […]

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, […]