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New York's Finger Lakes Region: Hotbed of Activism in the 1800s

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 09.03.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

When I go to Seneca Falls, New York (the birthplace of women's rights), I marvel that so much activism took place during the 1800s in what we now call upstate New York.

Defending Our Shores

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Each May, we celebrate Memorial Day, remembering the men and women who have fought to defend our shores throughout the history of our country. Women f...

Kate Sheppard

History Under Water: Climate Change Imperils Historic, Cultural Sites

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

On a bright, unseasonably hot morning in early May, Susan Meredith pushed her kayak off the banks of the Little Blackwater River, a shallow, 15-mile t...

Kate Sheppard

House Republicans Push Bill Curbing Obama's Ability To Designate National Monuments

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 03.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- The House is expected to vote Wednesday on a Republican-backed bill that would make it more difficult for the president to declare new...

The Women Who Keep the Good Going

Areva Martin | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Areva Martin

I love that March marks Women's History Month, and that each year at about the same time, spring awakens me to what's new. I am also reminded of the blessings of old and of what I've received thanks to the many women who've come before me.

WATCH: Mae Jemison On Being More Than Just A First

The Huffington Post | Rhonesha Byng | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices

The first black woman in space, Dr. Mae Jemison, stopped by HuffPost Live to discuss what it means to be the first to accomplish a historic milestone,...

Keep Going: Harriet Tubman's Legacy

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.05.2014 | Black Voices
Sue Shanahan

Harriet was born into slavery and raised in a world with no hope. Still, she dreamed her dreams and did what she had to do. She broke the law of the land by following the North Star to freedom. Where did a woman who was whipped as a child get that kind of courage?

Let it Snow: Hercules Couldn't Keep Me From My Son's Wedding

Sue Shanahan | Posted 04.24.2014 | Good News
Sue Shanahan

She and her husband had managed to drive from Vermont to Boston and were at the rehearsal dinner. The message read  simply, "Your flight has been cancelled. I'm so sorry."

Divine Calling

Sue Shanahan | Posted 11.27.2013 | Arts
Sue Shanahan

Start acting as if you're already there by finding a place of trust within, a place where you know your dream is being brought to fruition. Live as if it's already happening, and the physical world just has to catch up.

Don't Mess With Black Twitter

Daniella Gibbs Leger | Posted 10.22.2013 | Black Voices
Daniella Gibbs Leger

Change within movements doesn't happen when parties just sit quietly on the sidelines. People aren't going to change their behavior, or be more aware of it, unless they are called on it. Some people may have gotten their feelings hurt last week, but I'm guessing that more people walked away learning something.

Harriet Tubman Sex Tape? Too Soon

Leighann Lord | Posted 10.20.2013 | Black Voices
Leighann Lord

Russell Simmons' YouTube channel, All Def Digital, posted a video last week called the "Harriet Tubman Sex Tape." When this story first flashed across...

Don't Mess With Harriet Tubman

Victoria A. Brownworth | Posted 10.20.2013 | Gay Voices
Victoria A. Brownworth

The questions raised by Russell Simmons' "Harriet Tubman sex tape" and also by the "Slap Hillary" video game (which, unlike the sex tape, is still up) are simple and succinct: Why is violence against women a joke to men? Why is disrespecting female historical figures OK?

10 Real World Princesses Who Don't Need Disney Glitter

David Trumble | Posted 11.20.2013 | Parents
David Trumble

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National Parks: Antiquities Act Strengthens Our Best Idea

Tom Kiernan | Posted 06.08.2013 | Green
Tom Kiernan

We applaud President Obama for listening and responding to the voices of countless Americans who share our desire to protect and preserve places of great natural, cultural, and historical wonder.

Underground Railroad Hero To Receive Long Sought-After Recognition

The Baltimore Sun | John Fritze | Posted 05.22.2013 | DC

President Barack Obama will sign a proclamation Monday creating a Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad National Monument on the Eastern Shore, a design...

Mrs. Rosa Parks -- Before and After the Bus

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 05.01.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Today, too many would-be movement leaders simply want to be Dr. King or Mrs. Rosa Parks: they want the glory and privilege of leadership without the burdens or sacrifice and sustained hard work. Movements are not built from the top down by powerful leaders but percolate from the bottom up from people who share common grievances.

Next Up: Harriet Tubman: Werewolf

Howard Jordan Jr. | Posted 09.04.2012 | Comedy
Howard Jordan Jr.

Turning history's most pivotal players and storied icons into modern era styled super-beings cannot be a "one off" experience. There are far too many to choose from and far too many powers with which to pair them.

Whitney Reminds, Black History Demands -- We Must Choose to Lose

David Alexander Bullock | Posted 04.23.2012 | Black Voices
David Alexander Bullock

The death of Whitney Houston was tragic. She was young. She was talented. She was beautiful. She brought us joy. Her death forces us to confront and consider the powerful lessons taught by loss and death.

Trymaine Lee

Harriet Tubman's Spirit Lives On In Her Descendants

HuffingtonPost.com | Trymaine Lee | Posted 02.19.2012 | Black Voices

Valery Ross Manokey doesn’t make the trip as often as she used to, but every now and then she’ll head down to her family’s old homestead in the ...

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...

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.

4 Female Spies You Should Know About

Posted 10.24.2011 | Women

History.com - On August 23, 1861, the infamous Confederate spy Rose Greenhow was placed under arrest in Washington, D.C. One of hundreds of women who ...

Harriet Tubman Items Donated To Smithsonian's New African-American History Museum

El Paso Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON - Tourists and history buffs will be able to see some rare Harriet Tubman items when a museum of African-American history opens on the Nati...

Bible Story: Obama Awards "Moses" Presidential Medal of Freedom

Bruce Feiler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Feiler

Obama is not the first president to connect the American spirit to the story of Moses: Washington compared the Revolution to the Exodus; Jefferson quoted Moses in his second inaugural.