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Jamaican poet, actor and folklorist Louise Bennett-Coverley overturned a colonial legacy and fostered cultural pride.
When boxing champ Joe Louis and his PR firm signed a contract to promote tourism to Castro’s Cuba, America’s first Black sports hero was KO’d by the backlash.
The subterranean world of Central America offers clues as to how environmental changes doomed a civilization.
Pvt. Eddie Leonski kept hearing women’s voices in his head. Then the bodies started piling up.
Francis James Mitchell was part of an “acclimatization” movement that sent exotic species to distant lands.
The testy but close relationship between Bill Clinton and Boris Yeltsin helped define the post–Cold War world.
According to medieval legend, Satan selected the violin as an unholy weapon for enticing people to dance … straight into hell.
The 1963 Skopje earthquake killed hundreds and destroyed Macedonia’s capital, but it came with an unusual silver lining.
The NFL Hall of Famer turned co-host of Good Morning America got his start in an unusual place.
Dispatched to the Dutch colony in the late 1700s, a military man kept a meticulous diary that swayed the abolitionist debate.
Following his 1978 tour, Deng Xiaoping took home plenty of ideas about how to unleash China’s potential.
A previously unthinkable attack on the sacred Grand Mosque of Mecca sealed an ominous marriage between radical Islam and terrorism.