Why MLK and RFK Are Forever Bound Together in an Indianapolis Park

A Sculpture Commemorates the Spontaneous Speech Kennedy Gave the Night King Was Murdered

The City of Indianapolis’ Parks and Recreation Department administers the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park at 1702 North Broadway Street on the city’s near north side. Within the park’s 14 acres are the usual recreational components of an urban park, including a basketball court, playground, softball field, picnic shelters, and an outdoor pool.

But as residents wile away the hours at play, their eyes are sometimes drawn to one of the park’s most intriguing features, a sculpture titled A Landmark for Peace. The memorial, placed in the park in …

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How the Survivor of a 1609 Shipwreck Brought Democracy to America | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

How the Survivor of a 1609 Shipwreck Brought Democracy to America

Stephen Hopkins, Colonist at Both Jamestown and Plymouth, Proposed a Government Based on Consent of the Governed

We don’t like to talk much about Jamestown. Established in 1607, it was the first permanent English settlement in the New World. But it was a shameful start to …

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How Sicilian Merchants in New Orleans Reinvented America’s Diet

In the 1830s, They Brought Lemons, Commercial Dynamism, and a Willingness to Fight Elites

When I started writing a book exploring the crucial contributions that Sicilians had made to New Orleans food culture, I sat down to talk with fabled restaurateur Salvatore “Joe” Segreto. …

Why Americans Are So Skeptical of Impeachment | Zocalo Public Square • Arizona State University • Smithsonian

Why Americans Are So Skeptical of Impeachment

The Case Against Andrew Johnson in 1868 Taught Us That Trying to Remove a President Doesn't Fix the Nation’s Deeper Problems

In light of sharp disagreements about whether House Democrats should impeach President Donald Trump, it is worth noting that, by their very nature, impeachment efforts have always stirred controversy, and …