Harriet Tubman

Cynthia Erivo in black and orange and pink dress in front of brown wall

ICYMI: Cynthia Erivo Responds to 'Harriet' Casting Critiques

The British actress faced backlash on social media from people who said her new lead role in the upcoming Harriet Tubman biopic should have gone to an African-American actress.

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Cynthia Erivo to Play Harriet Tubman in New Biopic

Kasi Lemmons will direct the film, which follows the life and work of the legendary abolitionist.

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New Card Game Questions What It Means to Be Black

Trading Races: The game where Rachel Dolezal and Rosa Parks duke it out for the sake of conversation.

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Get Ready For Second Season Premiere of 'Underground'

Fans can join the WGN period drama’s cast and crew for a live Twitter chat during the premiere.

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WATCH: Harriet Tubman Confronts Slave Catchers in New 'Underground' Promo

Season two of WGN’s antebellum drama about runaway slaves premieres March 8.

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Rep. Steve King Says No Other 'Subgroup' Did More for Civilization Than Whites

This is the same guy who tried to keep Harriet Tubman off the $20 bill.

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House Blocks Amendment That Would Ban Tubman From $20 Bill

Representative Steve King, the Congressman who proposed the amendment: “I am a conservative, I like to keep what we have.”

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Jamila Woods Salutes Assata Shakur, Rosa Parks and #BlackGirlMagic in Powerful 'Blk Girl Soldier' Video

The singer, songwriter and poet’s solo debut, “Heavn,” drops later this month.

Former Das Racist Member Kool A.D. Talks Police Violence, Writing and Kanye West

The ever irreverent MC, writer and artist just dropped a new EP, ”Real Talk.”

Harriet Tubman Biopic in the Works

It will be written and directed by Black men.

Despite the Tubman Hype, Andrew Jackson Will Stay on the $20 Bill

After multiple reports that freedom fighter Harriet Tubman would ”replace” president and slave master Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that he’ll stay there—just on the back. 

Clothing Line Imagines Black Leaders as University Namesakes

Philadelphia Printworks’ “School of Thought” line features shirts from fictional universities built on the philosophies of Audre Lorde, James Baldwin and other Black ideological leaders. 

WATCH: Octavia Spencer and Crissle West Depict 'Drunk History' Of Harriet Tubman's Union Spying

The Academy Award-nominated actress portrayed the historic abolitionist, Underground Railroad misison leader, and Union Spy in a suprisingly-hilarious retelling of her Civil War history by comedian Crissle West

ICYMI: Raven-Symoné Does Not Want Harriet Tubman On The $20 Bill

The actress believes America should “move a little bit forward.”

Train Derails Near Philly, North Korea Execution, Picasso at Auction

Some of Wednesday’s big stories

Russell Simmons is Working With Harriet Tubman's Family on Documentary

And the plot thickens.

Six Facts About Harriet Tubman That Have Nothing to Do With Russell Simmons

Tubman’s life has inspired countless works for art, including poems, comic books, and films.

Russell Simmons Apologizes for Harriet Tubman Sex Tape

Because apparently slavery is funny now?