The US has a long history of forced sterilization campaigns that were driven by the bogus 'science' of eugenics, racism and sexism.
School integration is often thought of as something that took place in the 1960s. But the first black student to desegregate a school by court order was an Iowa girl named Susan Clark in 1868.
When the Supreme Court exempted suburbs in the North from the kind of desegregation orders imposed in the South, it enabled the 'de facto' segregation that continues in America's schools to this day.
Municipal swimming pools flourished in the 20th century. But too often, their success was based on the exclusion of African Americans.
While the Brown vs. Board of Education case is often celebrated for ordering school desegregation, history shows many black people in the city where the case began opposed integrated schools.
A scholar of discrimination law explains why regulations set up in the 1960s are still critical to protecting racial groups today.
Better funding, integrated neighborhoods and a diverse teacher workforce are among the things needed to dismantle a long-standing racially segregated school system, a scholar argues.
Mixed neighbourhoods won't necessarily make people friendlier.
Brooklyn Dodgers President Branch Rickey liked to take credit for breaking the color barrier. In truth, it was the culmination of a long campaign waged by the left wing press and labor unions.
Racial tensions on college campuses may not be much different for today's students from what they were even 36 years ago, argues associate professor of history at University of Oklahoma.