Archaeologists Solve a Decades-Old Harriet Tubman Mystery

State and federal officials announced on Tuesday that they had located the site of the Maryland cabin where the Underground Railroad conductor lived as a young adult.

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An Unlikely Alliance in Upstate N.Y. and the Fight for Black and Women’s Rights

Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward and Martha Wright shared a political cause and residency in Auburn, N.Y. “The Agitators,” by Dorothy Wickenden, tells the story of their joint crusade.

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‘This Is Not a Boring History of Nagging Spinsters’

Women’s suffrage is the story of a political revolution — with all sorts of parallels to today.

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It’s All About the Franklins … the Aretha Franklins

What if the people who appeared on our $5, $10 and $100 bills weren’t just (mostly) dead former presidents?

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I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial.

Monticello is shrine enough for a man who wrote that “all men are created equal” and yet never did much to make those words come true.

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Why Some Black Americans Are Arming Themselves

Some Black Americans never considered buying a gun. Until now.

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