March 22, 2013
A monument for buffalo soldier Charles Young will also receive federal protection.
by Hillary Crosley onMarch 13, 2013
From Sojourner Truth to Melissa Harris-Perry, they've opened doors and shaped how we see ourselves.
by Henry Louis Gates Jr. onMarch 11, 2013
100 Amazing Facts About the Negro: The myths about her reflect as much about us as they do about her.
by Genetta M. Adams onMarch 7, 2013
A hundred years after the American hero's death, we highlight other women who fought slavery.
by Cynthia Gordy onFebruary 22, 2012
What would famous moments from our past look like in 140 characters or less?
November 7, 2011
Explore the Underground Railroad, from Harriet Tubman's birthplace to a stately Philadelphia mansion.
by Gary Lee onNovember 6, 2011
Retrace the steps to freedom many escaped slaves made to the North.
by Tara Bynum onFebruary 15, 2010
The African-American story is not just activism and resistance.
by Jon Jeter onFebruary 9, 2010
Think you’re free? Take a close look at the choices you don’t have.
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