Mary Ellen Pleasant, the 19th-century millionaire who helped slaves escape to freedom through a secret network — Face2Face Africa

The Underground Railroad was a large movement in North America, consisting of several individuals who worked together to aid slaves in their escape from their captors. Apart from Harriet Tubman, Mary Ellen Pleasant is another powerful figure who joined the movement. https://face2faceafrica.com/article/mary-ellen-pleasant-the-19th-century-millionaire-who-helped-slaves-escape-to-freedom-through-a-secret-network

Why this forgotten woman could be America’s first black millionaire instead of C.J. Walker — Face2Face Africa

When African-American trailblazers are being celebrated, names like Frederick Douglass, Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. always come up and are revered and regarded as sources of pride in African-American households. Their stories and achievements are taught to children in the U.S. and across the world. With regards to Blacks in business, the most … Continue reading Why this forgotten woman could be America’s first black millionaire instead of C.J. Walker — Face2Face Africa

WATCH: Upcoming Harriet Tubman Biopic Highlights Christian Faith of Abolitionist — BCNN1 WP

A biopic on the historical mission of Harriet Tubman will hit theaters this fall, giving viewers a glimpse into the faith-led mission of the iconic abolitionist. “Harriet” will take viewers on a ride through history showcasing how Tubman legendarily led slaves to freedom in America via the Underground Railroad in the mid-1800s. https://bcnn1wp.wordpress.com/2019/07/24/watch-upcoming-harriet-tubman-biopic-highlights-christian-faith-of-abolitionist/

On the Anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Assassination, We Should Heed King’s Economic Roadmap to Reparations — The Root

In a 1968 speech just prior to his death on April 4, Martin Luther King Jr. appeared to articulate the next phase of the fight for equality in America. It wasn’t focused on equal rights or the plight of African Americans in education in the wake of Brown v. Board of Education—it focused on black…On the … Continue reading On the Anniversary of MLK Jr.’s Assassination, We Should Heed King’s Economic Roadmap to Reparations — The Root

Opinion: White Women Owned Slaves and Vigorously Defended the Institution of Slavery

In her new book, They Were Her Property, Historian Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers investigates the role of white women in the American slave economy. A New York Times review of the book explains, “Jones-Rogers puts the matter plainly. White slave-owning women were ubiquitous. Not only did they profit from, and passionately defend, slavery, but the institution … Continue reading Opinion: White Women Owned Slaves and Vigorously Defended the Institution of Slavery