In 1927, Virginia didn’t just ban interracial marriage — they started a program of forced sterilization drawn straight from the Nazi playbook.
When NASA wanted to put a man on the moon, they naturally turned to the brightest — and whitest. That is, until the brilliant Katherine Johnson demanded a role.
Yesterday’s scrawl is today’s buried treasure.
Meet the bull that scared Mussolini.
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Explore our special series on winners of the Pulitzer Prize, in celebration of 100 years of the Pulitzer Foundation.
Jefferson planned a scholar’s paradise. Too bad it didn’t work out like he planned.
Jefferson was a builder of more than just nations.
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