The Farabundo Marti Liberation Front was formed when five politically different organizations joined forces to overthrow the Salvadoran military government. This was preceded by 50 years of military dictatorship supported by the U.S. government and the national oligarchy that kept a vast majority of Salvadoreans in extreme poverty and squalid working and living conditions. The … Continued


Denis Diderot was an 18th-century French philosopher, art critic, and writer, best known for serving as co-founder, chief editor, and contributor to the Encyclopédia along with Jean le Rond d’Alembert. He was an important member of the Age of Enlightenment, who claims the Encyclopédia as its crowning achievement. Diderot used his influence in society to … Continued


Stokely Carmichael, the charismatic, controversial black activist, stepped into the pages of history when he called for “Black Power” during a speech in Greenwood, Mississippi in June 1966. The Black Power term became a slogan for militant activist ever since.  Today, we bring a conversation with historian Peniel E. Joseph to talk about the history … Continued


Accessibility laws in the second half of the twenty century are transforming society like no other laws before them by creating inclusive architecture and city design that enables fuller civic participation not just for disabled people, but for everyone. Today we are in conversation with historian Bess Williamson to talk about the history of disability … Continued


Today we are in conversation with investigative reporter and documentary filmmaker John Carlos Frey.  He grew up at the US-Mexico border witnessing how the border has been militarized in a non-declared war in the last 30 years. He has dedicated his award-winning journalistic carer to covering border issues. We discuss the history about how we … Continued