Monday, June 18, 2018

Tag: underground railroad

Harriet Tubman Challenged Folks to Get On...

Harriet Tubman (circa 1820 — March 10, 1913) Harriet Tubman was born enslaved with the name Araminta around 1820. She changed her name around the...

Historic Honor Brings Former Underground Railroad Stop...

A Black community in southern New Jersey that once served as a stop on the Underground Railroad for enslaved Africans on their journey to...

Harriet Tubman Gets ‘Long Overdue’ Honor of...

The Harriet Tubman National Park has been officially established in Auburn, N.Y., in honor of the fearless Black abolitionist who led hundreds of enslaved...

‘Demeaning’ Slavery Education Game No Longer Part...

A Georgia school is under fire after one of its teachers introduced her students to a "demeaning" slavery education game about the Underground Railroad. Delores...

Detroit’s St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, A Historic...

As America watches refugee crises in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world, let us not forget an inherently American and...

Black History: Excavation Uncovers Remains of Church...

The recent discovery of the British Methodist Episcopal Church — once the center of Black religious and political life in Toronto for over 100...

‘Underground’ Producers Look to Enlighten a New...

The Underground Railroad was a gateway to freedom for slaves fleeing sub-human status in the pursuit of life and liberty promised to every man...

New television Drama ‘Underground’ Explores the Importance...

Slavery is a permanent black eye on the history of the United States.  Though many films and television shows over the last few years...

Could Harriet Tubman Replace Andrew Jackson on...

Imagine the scene. You’re in the bank pulling out money for an important cash-only purchase and the teller hands you a stack of bills with...

7 Pervasive Myths About the Underground Railroad...

It Was the Right-Thinking Quakers Who Led It The Quakers and other Caucasians were active in the abolition movement and with the Underground Railroad. However,...

Hartford Parents File Complaint After Students Treated...

Hartford, Conn., parents were shocked to discover that their 12-year-old daughter and her classmates were called the N-word, threatened and chased through the woods...

Russell Simmons Apologizes After Promoting Harriet Tubman...

Though he has put in many years of hard work on behalf of African-Americans, it appears that business mogul Russell Simmons crossed the line...

Harriet Tubman: Led Path to Freedom, Left...

It’s always interesting to learn the diverse events that occurred years ago on the same date that you are alive. This time, it’s the...

First African-American Admitted to The Bar of...

Upon the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution, which formally ended slavery, abolitionist lawyer John Swett Rock became the first African-American admitted to the...

‘Quilt Codes’ Helped Slaves Navigate the Underground...

It’s difficult to imagine the hardships that 19th century African American slaves endured traveling the Underground Railroad, risking their lives with hopes to one...