African American history

  • Faith made Harriet Tubman fearless as she rescued slaves

    by Robert Gudmestad

    Harriet Tubman worked as a slave, spy and eventually as an abolitionist. What I find most fascinating, as a historian of American slavery, is how belief in God helped Tubman remain fearless, even when she came face to face with many challenges.

  • No Longer Invisible, An African American Woman’s Journey

    by Ida E. Jones

    In Rosalyn Terborg-Penn direct confrontation with the sexism of some African American male scholars and racism of some white women scholars, she co-founded the Association of Black Women Historians.