September 1849 Harriet Tubman Attempts to Escape From Slavery On this day in American abolitionist Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery. Tubman escaped alongside her brothers, Ben and Henry, who forced Tubman to turn back with them after ha
8 historic women who pioneered the Civil Rights Movement
Daisy Bates led the first nine African-American students enrolled in Little Rock Central High School in after first taking the school to court in 1954 for denying black students, even after the Supreme Court called for an end to segregation.
This Child Will Be Great: Memoir of a Remarkable Life by Africa's First Woman President - Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has had a tumultuous life, but was elected as Liberia's president and worked diligently toward social reform.