Harriet Tubman

Google posted a “Google Doodle” of Harriet Tubman on the first day of Black History Month on it’s search page and as soon as I…

The historic Smithsonian National African-American History Museum has received its first arrivals that will be on display for all to see at its grand opening in 2015. First to arrive is a segregated Southern Railway car from the Pullman company, which existed in the 1920’s. The car holds original signs that read ‘Colored’ or ‘White’ […]

Roland Martin talks with the CEO of Truth in Reality, Sil Lai Abrams, about Russell Simmons‘ Harriet Tubman sex tape and how it’s about more than just misrepresenting a historic figure.

Russell Simmons is the latest victim of social media backlash. A video purported to be Harriet Tubman’s sex tape hit his You Tube channel yesterday and the black social media universe wasted no time letting him know just how much he’d erred. Not only did Black Twitter and just about every other place where black […]

By now, Orlando Shaw and the 14 women who gave birth to his 22 children probably have Harriet Tubman turning over in her grave. That’s because Shaw and his baby mamas are doing what abolitionists like Tubman tried to help other slaves escape from being forced to do: To become nothing more than breeders – […]

Some 100 years after her death, Araminta Harriet Ross is finally getting her props. You know Ross better as Harriet Tubman, that bold sister who escaped from slavery in Dorchester County, Md., and returned – 19 times, by some accounts – to lead other slaves north and to freedom. I prefer calling Tubman Araminta Harriet […]

On Saturday, March 9th, a special groundbreaking ceremony was held to welcome the new Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park at Maryland’s eastern Shore. The 17-acre stretch is also the land that Tubman actually covered in her journeys through the Underground Railroad. The park comes as part of a 125-mile tour with 30 historical stops […]