History

  • 2:43pm Feb 04, 2013

    Remembering Rosa Parks On Her 100th Birthday

    Civil rights activist Rosa Parks would have been 100 years old today. NPR's Celeste Headlee talks with listeners about the first time they learned about Parks and what she signifies today.
  • According to the American Staffing Association, the U.S. temp industry has added more jobs than any other over the past three years.
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    2:00pm Jan 29, 2013
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    A 'Permatemp' Economy: The Idea Of The Expendable Employee

    Nearly 13 million people head to work as temporary and contract employees each year, according to the American Staffing Association. In an opinion piece for The New York Times, sociologist Erin Hatton argues that it's time to get rid of the "anti-worker ideology that has come to accompany it."
  • 5:36pm Jan 26, 2013

    'Ebony' Editor Began Life Black In Nazi Germany

    Long before becoming managing editor of Ebony magazine, Hans Massaquoi yearned to be a Hitler Youth. His rare story came to an end when Massaquoi died this week at the age of 87.
  • 2:23pm Jan 22, 2013

    Remembering Seneca Falls, Selma And Stonewall

    In his second inaugural address, the president surprised many listeners by mentioning Stonewall in the same breath as Seneca Falls and Selma — giving the struggle for gay rights the historical weight of the fights for gender and racial equality.
  • 1:15am Jan 22, 2013
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    In Myanmar, A Hunt For Fabled Cache Of Buried WWII Spitfires

    A team of researchers hopes to verify a fantastic tale that British troops leaving Burma in 1945 buried dozens of Spitfire fighter planes around the country. For 16 years, an English farmer has hunted the aircraft. Now, he believes he is close to unearthing them — and, he hopes, restoring them to flying condition.
  • 10:01am Jan 21, 2013

    Myrlie Evers-Williams To Deliver Inaugural Invocation

    The widow of a slain Mississippi civil rights leader Medgar Evars will help open the inaugural ceremony Monday. President Obama has selected activist Myrlie Evers-Williams to deliver the invocation. She's the first woman and lay person to have the honor.