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29 May 2015
Those enslaved in the American South weren't merely victims, but people who succeeded against the odds, say descendants of slaves sold at an historic auction campaigning to reclaim that dignity.
In May 1911, during the Mexican Revolution, half the population of the Chinese community in the town of Torreón were killed by an enraged mob.
26 May 2015
Africa Day is the annual commemoration of the 1963 founding of the Organisation of African Unity, when the leaders of 30 independent African states signed a founding charter in Ethiopia.
14 May 2015
Before the young pilots flew to their deaths in WWII, many left behind letters and other artifacts. The town of Chiran wants them given UNESCO's "Memory of the World" status.
10 May 2015
An ancient strategy game enjoyed from the villages of the Sahel to the Mozambique Channel's fishing communities shows how intermingled Africa's cultures are.
3 May 2015
30 April 2015
Widely commemorated globally, the centenary of the Armenian genocide was largely ignored inside Turkey—which makes missions like historian Ara Sarafian's tour of Turkey's Kurdish region all the more important.
28 April 2015
On April 30, 1944, Nazi officers and other troops murdered an entire Croatian village. The Lipa Remembers Memorial Center is making sure no one forgets.
26 April 2015
Kathmandu's temples fell victim to art thieves after the 1950s. American artist Joy Lynn Davis reimagines the sacred sites with their stolen statues returned in her paintings.
25 April 2015
Although Egypt does not recognise the Armenian Genocide, Egyptian Armenians marked the genocide's centennial in Cairo. Bloggers weigh in on the history and contribution of the community to modern-day Egypt.