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Émancipation

Angela's Angels and the Political Patriarchy

Khaled Diab | Posted 11.27.2013 | World
Khaled Diab

Angela Merkel has again become the most powerful woman in the world. Surveying the global map of female heads of government highlights some surprising realities about emancipation and the patriarchy.

Notes on Frederick Douglass' Long Journey to the U.S. Capitol

John Muller | Posted 08.11.2013 | DC
John Muller

Now, more than a century later, the life of Frederick Douglass has come full circle; on June 19th a statue of his likeness will be permanently placed in the Capitol's Emancipation Hall joining 18 other men and women so honored.

Martin Luther King Day Could Have Been Michael Luther Branham Day

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics
Megan Smolenyak

In the 10-15 years following Emancipation, there was some experimentation with surnames, so it's not unusual to find a family with one name in the 1870 census and an entirely different one in the 1880.

Emancipation Proclamation at 150

Chris Williams | Posted 11.24.2012 | Black Voices
Chris Williams

The time has arrived for racism to be openly and honestly discussed, denounced, and deposed of. If our country is to remain united, these unlawful injustices and practices must be addressed and policies must be enacted to curtail the centuries of damage already done.

Freedom Remains Elusive For Millions

Posted 06.21.2012 | World

As many as 27 million people worldwide are victims of human trafficking, including sex trafficking, forced labor and the use of child soldiers, accord...

Foster Youth Debates Emancipation

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.12.2012 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

About 4,000 foster youth emancipate each year in California. Many of them have no place to go. A new law that went into effect this year aims to help ...

Emancipation Day 2012: What Frederick Douglass Would Think of Ward 8's 21st-Century Troubles

Chris Gentilviso | Posted 06.16.2012 | DC
Chris Gentilviso

To understand the importance of Washington D.C. Emancipation Day, look no further than the story of those who thought this event would never happen.

Michelle Obama's Ancestors: Rebecca Jumper (aka Coleman)

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 04.22.2012 | Celebrity
Megan Smolenyak

Michelle's maternal grandmother, Rebecca Jumper, did an admirable job of keeping her past a secret, but that's probably because she didn't know much about it herself. That's unfortunate, because hers is an intriguing history.

Watch Night

Darius A. Gray | Posted 03.23.2012 | Black Voices
Darius A. Gray

As 2011 came to its close, many of us watched the annual rituals at Times Square on our flat-screened televisions. Around the country, songs were sung and parties enjoyed, but I wonder how many of us or our children remembered that December 31st is Watch Night.

Celebrating Emancipation on Juneteenth (VIDEO)

Kenneth C. Davis | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kenneth C. Davis

On June 19, 1865, Union General Gordon Granger informed slaves in the area from the Gulf of Mexico to Galveston, Texas, that they were free.

Jewish Liberation From The Ghetto: Excerpt From "Emancipation"

GlobalPost | Michael Goldfarb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Goldfarb GlobalPost An excerpt from Michael Goldfarb's new book, "Emancipation: How Liberating Europe's Jews from the Ghetto Led to Revolutio...