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Harlem Riot of 1964

How to Police the Police

In response to 1964 Harlem riots, John Lindsay, then mayor of New York, proposed a civilian board that would review complaints against the city’s police. Today, there are more than 200 such boards across the... More

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How General Wainwright, WWII American hero held in Japanese POW camp, ended up on the USS Missouri to witness Japan’s surrender. ... More

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The world was stunned when the East German government began building a massive wall to imprison its people 54 years ago. But thousands refused to... More

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