New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg fired controversial schools chancellor Cathie Black just three months after he'd named the publishing executive to head the nation's largest school system.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer this week signed legislation outlawing abortions performed on the basis of race or gender. Kansas and Ohio are among other states considering abortion restrictions.
Sojourner Truth was born into slavery in Swartekill, N.Y., but escaped with her infant daughter to freedom in 1826. After going to court to recover her son, she became the first black woman to win such a case against a white man.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s controversial proclamation of Confederate History Month should help us remember the South’s rebellion for what it really was.
His race may hamper his ability to respond to needs of African-Americans, some say.
A history of what it means to be free in America.
Of the 60-plus Lincoln books released this season, several stand out.
How Lincoln's legacy was shaped by others.
Democratic control of Washington brings unity but also new demands.