The Stono Rebellion of 1739 saw enslaved people rise up using coded sounds that sowed the seeds of jazz, blues and hip hop.
Power to the People
How people power and protests have changed America – and the world.
It began as a protest against the Conscription Act of 1863 – but quickly descended into the bloodiest race riot in US history. So why did New York’s White working class kill at least 120 people during the New York Draft Riots?
What rights, if any, do prisoners have under US law? It’s a question that came to a head during the Attica Prison Riots of 1971.
How the Second Amendment was used to defend democracy, during the Battle of Athens, Tennessee.
Nat Turner – known as the prophet in his enslaved community, led a violent uprising that changed everything.
Whiskey fanned the flames of a Pennsylvanian tax uprising that lasted for three years!
In 1968 – the Miss America beauty pageant became the focus of an audacious protest that helped move feminism forward.
Did you know that in LA, it’s illegal to wear Zoot suits? A fashion crime that dates back to the Zoot Suit Riots of 1943.
The Women’s Suffrage Procession of 1913 changed how Americans protest – by getting bigger, better and more creative than ever before.