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A Struggle for Identity

A new traveling exhibition examines how deaf people define themselves, communicate, and use technology.

Before the Storm

Barry Goldwater lost in 1964, but changing political winds led to a rise in conservatism.

Reconstructing Lincoln's Law Practice

A cache of documents sheds light on the author of the Emancipation Proclamation and his fifteen-year legal career.

A President's First Term

Ike's papers paint the portraut of a Cold War-era president determined to balance foreign and domestic interests.

Pioneer for Peace

Architect of the Armistice Agreements in the Middle East, Ralph Bunche was the first African American to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.

Free to Dance

A new film documents how African Americans transformed modern dance.

Paving the Road to War

Franklin D. Roosevelt had his work cut out for him when he spoke to persuade Midwestern isolationists.

Writing Chicago

From Upton Sinclair to Richard Wright, Chicago has produced writers whose work reflects the spirit of the day.

Robert Louis Stevenson's America

An upcoming film recounts Robert Louis Stevenson's voyage to California and Hawai'i in pursuit of his beloved.


The Chinese "Old Master" Laozi authored a book that would transform Chinese culture.