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The SS Fort Mercer minutes before the keel turned upward and sank

Hollywood Chose to Tell Half the Story of the Daring 1952 Coast Guard Rescue at Sea, While a 2009 Book Recounts the Tale in Full.

Amid waves that topped 70 feet, two 500-foot tankers split apart just off Cape Cod.

Painting of Mexican mother and child

Spanish Conquistadors and Mexican Vaqueros Left an Indelible Stamp on the Lone Star State.

Portraits, landscape paintings, drawings, and historical maps flesh out the cultural history.

Roy Orbison

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Roy Orbison

His haunting voice was once described as “the cry of an angel falling backward through an open window.”

Adak Island

Adak Island, Far Out in the Bering Sea, May Be Where the Wind Begins

A photographer documents the nearly abandoned island of Adak, Alaska.

Miller High Life illustration

Before Prohibition, Breweries Made Advertising an Art

From PBR to the champagne of beers, Wisconsin brands made their mark. 

Bonus Army at Capitol

For More than 100 Years, D.C. Has Drawn People to Protest

From veterans to civil rights, a history of marching in Washington.

Puppet face of The Little Match Girl

The Pulitzer Prize Turns 100

From puppet performances to photography exhibitions, 46 humanities councils celebrate 100 years of the Pulitzer Prize.

In the Boston State House

What Happened the Day After the Boston Massacre?

Tempers flare when Colonial Bostonians debate what do to with violence in their city.

Jean Seberg

The Secret Lives of Jean Seberg

A small-town girl from Iowa became the "it" girl of the French New Wave.

Gene Feher’s cap.

Speaking About Vietnam

Maryland high school students interview local Vietnam War veterans.