The National Constitution Center opens a new exhibit Wednesday that tells the story of the six families of enslaved people owned by Thomas Jefferson.
Milliken’s Bend: A Civil War Battle in History and Memory takes a look at a Civil War battle where African-American troops, some fresh from slavery, were in the thick of things.
A new initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities is providing schools and communities free access to documentaries tracing the civil rights movement.
A Philadelphia family recounts their story of freedom dating back to the Revolutionary War. But their history is currently colliding with the future of energy.
Today in 1863, Congress passed the 13th Amendment which, when ratified in 1865, officially outlawed slavery in the United States and all of its territories.
Once Upon a Nation in Philadelphia is offering people the chance to learn “little known pieces of history” as part of a special program that runs through the end of July.
Filming is scheduled to get underway this summer on “The North Star,” a movie that tells the story of two slaves who flee a Virginia plantation.
Martin Delany founded one of the first black newspapers and was one of the first blacks admitted to Harvard Medical School. The Moonstone Arts Center is commemorating his 200th birthday with several events.
A second Ukrainian woman has now testified in federal court in Philadelphia that she was beaten and raped by a man charged with human trafficking.
A program officer for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, McGill says he has slept in more than 20 slave dwellings to inspire their preservation.
Paula Patton and Laz Alonzo play a bride and groom, while Angela Bassett and Loretta Devine portray the antipathetic mothers of the soon-to-be spouses.
A poet, novelist, political activist and vice president of the newly formed National Association of Colored Women in 1896… yet the name Frances Ellen Watkins Harper cannot be found in most history books.
A series of documents have launched a series of community conversations about slavery and race that begin this week at a historic mansion in Germantown.