Slavery in Democracies

Democracies are based on the idea that power is held in the hands of the people, and that everyone has an equal right to freedom and self-governance. So how could democratic societies claim to support equality while holding humans in...

Jim Thorpe

In 1950, sportswriters from across the United States voted on who they thought was the greatest American athlete of the century but one you might not have heard of shone the brightest: the incomparable Jim Thorpe. Football, baseball, basketball player – he was...

Nellie Bly

We’ve all got our favourite YouTubers, right? But everyone with a channel has this Pennsylvian lady, Nellie Bly, to thank. You could say she was the world’s first...

The History of Birth Control

In 1967, Gregory Pincus and John Rock invented the Pill: a revolutionary oral contraceptive, that finally freed American women to explore their sexuality without fear of falling pregnant. However, to be honest, not everyone thought contraception was a good idea. In...

Young People Protesting for a Fairer America

In 2017, there were 10.5 million undocumented immigrants living in America: people who entered the country illegally; or who stayed after their work visas ran out. For them, The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is all too real. In this video series we will...