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Harriet Tubman Gets The Wax Treatment For DC Museum

AP | Posted 02.08.2012 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- Descendants of famed abolitionist Harriet Tubman have unveiled a wax statue of the woman who led hundreds of slaves to freedom at The Pr...

PHOTOS: Harriet Tubman's Descendants Gather At D.C. Wax Museum

AP | Posted 02.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Descendants of Harriet Tubman have gathered at The President's Gallery by Madame Tussauds and unveiled a wax statue of the woman who led...

PHOTOS: Underground Railroad B&Bs Offer A Cozy Look At Raw History

Andrew Burmon | Posted 02.08.2012 | Travel

The book case in the plush room upstairs still opens into a secret passage, but the spot where slaves fled through a trap door is now occupied by a ja...

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: The Great Migration

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.02.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

This is the second in a series about the ancestry of the First Lady. The introduction can be found here: Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Chicago Beginni...

Slavery and the Law Takes an Honest Look at Our History

Alan Singer | Posted 01.08.2012 | New York
Alan Singer

Slavery and the Law documents the creation of a mural by Brooklyn teenagers, interweaving their journey with an examination of the legal status of enslaved Africans in Colonial America up until the American Civil Rights Movement.

Top 10 Ways the Congressional Black Caucus Should be More Like Allen West

Katie Halper | Posted 11.01.2011 | Comedy
Katie Halper

I doubt that any members of the Congressional Black Caucus got any sleep last night. I'm sure they were tossing and turning, sick with worry and regret, trembling in fear over Allen West's threat to leave the caucus.

5 Weeks for Freedom on the Underground Railroad

Marlen Suyapa Bodden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Marlen Suyapa Bodden

A team of bike riders, all ordinary people, is preparing to cycle 1,800 miles of the Underground Railroad over five weeks to raise awareness about modern day slavery.

Black History Month Events In New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As we enter the second week of Black History Month, New York City is offering a host of activities to participate in. There are lectures, concerts, fi...

Iran's Red Tulip Revolution

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

With each death at the hands of the regime, a martyr is born, and with each martyr, the seed of revolution is planted.

The Basij Are Cordially Invited to Join the Opposition

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

Thanks to their new duties, which include increasingly violent and inhumane acts, reports of Basiji taking protesters up on their invitations to join the opposition movement are growing.

Hey DJ Rafsanjani, Play Us Some Ayatollah Khomeini

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

At the heart of Iran's Islamic Revolution was a stencil duplicator and a tape recorder. These were the Ayatollah Khomeini's Facebook and Twitter.

Exhibit A: Word From Iran

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melody Moezzi

Reporters keep complaining about the difficulty of getting information out of Iran, but communicating with Iran is far from a challenge. I frequently get through on the first try.

Iran's Underground Railroad

Melody Moezzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Melody Moezzi

The Iranian Underground Railroad isn't meant to move people from one area of the country to another, it is an attempt to create shelter and make way for freedom.

What The Inauguration Means To Me

Robert D. Patterson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert D. Patterson

The significance of Obama's inauguration resides in the sweat, blood, and tears shed by our forefathers so that people of all races, creed, and gender could share in the American inheritance.