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Underground Railroad

The 20 Funniest Tweets From Women This Week

The Huffington Post | Alanna Vagianos | Posted 03.10.2017 | Women

The ladies of Twitter never fail to brighten our days with their brilliant ― but succinct ― wisdom. Each week, HuffPost Women rounds up hilarious ...

Memo To Dr. Ben Carson: WGN's 'Underground' Reminds Us Slavery Was The American Nightmare

David Hinckley | Posted 03.14.2017 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

One of the best shows on television, WGN America’s Underground, resurfaces Wednesday night. An intense, multi-layered drama about slaves fighting f...

Everyone Should Read This Instant Classic, And Now You Can Listen To It For Free

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.20.2017 | Arts

The best things in life, it’s been said, are free. More proof: The BBC has released Colson Whitehead’s The Underground Railroad in audio form, rea...

'Underground Railroad' Photo Series Powerfully Tracks Trail Of Runaway Slaves

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 02.13.2017 | Black Voices

An old bridge, rusted and overgrown with weeds. A dark, cramped basement. A lonely country road. These are a few of the sites that photographer Amani ...

One Judge’s Order For Hate Crime Committers: Read More Books

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 02.08.2017 | Arts

Earlier this week, WUSA9, a local news site in Ashburn, Virginia, reported that a group of teenage boys was given an “unusual sentence” after spra...

Why White Americans Fail To Reckon With The Truth Of Slavery

The Huffington Post | Claire Fallon | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts

“12 Years a Slave”; the remake of “Roots”; “Django Unchained”; “Birth of a Nation” and the upcoming TV series “Underground.” As a...

Oprah Announces 'Heart-Stopping' New Book Club Pick

O, the Oprah Magazine | Lisa Capretto | Posted 08.02.2016 | OWN

Get ready, readers. There’s a brand new selection for Oprah’s Book Club. Oprah’s latest pick is The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead. T...

Time For 'Good Trouble' Inside And Outside Congress

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.01.2016 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The time for silence and patience is long gone. Congressmen Lewis and his colleagues have vowed to keep going with their fight as soon as the House returns from its July 4th recess. We must stand with them as they continue to get into "good trouble."

Recognizing All of America's S/Heroes

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.23.2017 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Kudos to the Treasury Department which has announced that Harriet Tubman's face will grace the front of the redesigned $20 bill, making her the first woman in more than a century and first African American ever to be represented on the face of an American paper note.

Harriet Tubman VS. Abraham Lincoln

William Duggan | Posted 04.22.2017 | Impact
William Duggan

The North was overwhelmingly against slavery and opposed its spread to the West, but did not favor ending slavery in the South by force. The Underground Railroad changed that.

Why the New $20 Bill Matters

Edward T. O'Donnell | Posted 04.22.2017 | Politics
Edward T. O'Donnell

Wednesday's announcement by the United States Treasury Department that Harriet Tubman, escaped slave and abolitionist, would replace President Andrew ...

The Evolving Perception of Human Trafficking: Walking to End Slavery

Robert J. Benz | Posted 03.22.2017 | Impact
Robert J. Benz

This is the next in a series of interviews with individuals working to address human trafficking. You'll meet students and educators, parents and prof...

Jurnee Smollett-Bell: We Must Address Systemic Issues That Stem From Slavery

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.16.2016 | Black Voices

Actress Jurnee Smollett-Bell plays a house slave who takes a gamble with her life to reach freedom in WGN America's new show "Underground," a series s...

Aldis Hodge Talks Acting Career and New Series "Underground"

Patrice Tartt | Posted 03.10.2017 | Entertainment
Patrice Tartt

I had an opportunity to catch up with Aldis Hodge to discuss his acting career, to laugh a little with him in between our chat, because he is quite the comedian, and to discuss what's next for him in his upcoming roles.

5 Lessons From Harriet Tubman in Honor of Black History Month

Sue Shanahan | Posted 02.25.2017 | Women
Sue Shanahan

Studying Harriet Tubman's life has made me a believer in praying for help. When I first began to follow her example, I had a difficult time discerning the guidance coming my way. Yet it's still possible for us to learn how to hear and carry out the internal guidance we receive.

Black History Month: Important Underground Railroad Sites to Visit in Upstate New York

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 02.02.2017 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

Land Office at the Gerrit Smith Estate in Peterboro, NY (Photo: Michelle Rae) Having been given the chance to take a walk through history in Upstate ...

After 17 Years of Devotion, Ella Baff Exits Jacob's Pillow

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.20.2016 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

But while Baff's physical imprint on the property has been huge, it's her realized vision of Jacob's Pillow as a breeding ground for art that has made the largest impact on dance.

A Woman on the $10 Bill

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 06.23.2016 | Politics
Jill S. Tietjen

The Treasury Department made an announcement the week of June 15 that a woman was going to be featured on the $10 bill.

Put Harriet Tubman on America's Currency

Doug Bandow | Posted 06.19.2016 | Politics
Doug Bandow

The Treasury Department is authorized to choose figures for America's money and recently indicated that it planned to supplant or at least supplement Alexander Hamilton with a woman.

High School Student Vigilance Committees

Alan Singer | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Alan Singer

As African Americans and abolitionists discovered in slavery days, reporting and even legal changes are not always enough. Sometimes the situation demands action. Students need to consider forming their own vigilance committees to protect civil liberties in schools.

Modern-Day Underground Railroad Saves Hundreds of Children

HooplaHa | Posted 03.31.2015 | Impact

Operation Underground Railroad is an organization that rescues stolen children from slavery. As modern-day abolitionists, Tim Ballard and Dutch, both ...

Stevie Wonder Set To Produce An Underground Railroad Miniseries

Posted 01.28.2015 | Black Voices

2015 is shaping up to be quite a productive year for Stevie Wonder. Aside from the legendary musician’s forthcoming all-star Grammy tribute concert ...

Foner's Underground Railroad on Time for African American History Month

Jonah Raskin | Posted 03.22.2015 | Home
Jonah Raskin

Over the past half century, Foner has carved out a significant place for himself in the field of history by writing history from the bottom up, by tracing over-arching themes, such as freedom, and by recognizing that all history is contemporary history.

Maryland She-roes

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 03.22.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Harriet Tubman was born a slave on Maryland's Eastern Shore. In 1849, when she was about 30, her owner died. Believing she was going to be sold, she escaped and made her way to Philadelphia.

Halloween Food Drive Shadowed by Ghostly Legend

William Lambers | Posted 12.27.2014 | Impact
William Lambers

In Delhi, Ohio this Wednesday (October 29) a Halloween celebration will take place at Mount St. Joseph University. A "spooky" tunnel and lots of candy are the feature attractions.