How do you get an elephant into a museum? If you’re the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, the technical answer is “through the loading dock!” But then why would the museum want to bring in an elephant in the first place? Well, our elephant is famous. And he isn’t a real elephant. Our elephant is Dumbo the Flying Elephant and he comes from Disneyland!
On August 2, 1995, a large task force raided an apartment complex in El Monte, California. What they found was one of the most horrendous U.S. sweatshops in modern times. That raid changed lives and changed history.
For the past 20 years, undocumented immigrants have faced unrelenting challenges to secure a legal right to stay in the only country most of them have known. Taking action, undocumented organizers catapulted themselves into the center of one of the nation’s fiercest debates to form a powerful political voice.
After months of uncertainty, Major League Baseball will begin a shortened season at Nationals Park in a stadium empty of spectators. This is not the first time baseball has been played to an empty stadium.