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June is Pride Month and festivals and parades are happening across the world in celebration of LGBTQA+ Pride. But Pride didn’t start as a parade, it started as a protest with the Stonewall Riots in 1969 and many historians posit that the roots of these LGBT activists can be found in the World War II […]

The NHL Stanley Cup Final is currently underway between the Boston Bruins and the St. Louis Blues. But what did hockey look like during World War II? WWII and its ensuing effects on society – the draft, rationing, total war mentality – had a deleterious effect on most professional sports leagues in North America, including […]

This Memorial Day 2019 marked a particularly poignant time in the history of the National World War II Memorial as 15 years ago it was dedicated to Americans who served in the armed forces and as civilians during World War II. Representative Marcy Kaptur of Ohio first introduced legislation to authorize establishing a WWII Memorial […]

American music during World War II was pervasive in a way that music had never been during a war before. By 1940, 80% of American households owned a radio, making music easier to listen to for all. Popular songs from the WWII era were far more accessible to civilians and soldiers alike, and thus were […]

Over the past week, the internet has been buzzing about Marvel Studios’ latest film, Avengers: Endgame. This film is exciting and new and full of spoilers for fans across the globe. It also has connections to World War II history! One of the main characters in Marvel’s franchise is Captain America, played by Chris Evans. The […]