Five Pictures of Real Stops on the Underground Railroad

The Underground Railroad was an amazing network of people and passages that helped fugitive slaves escape to the North and even to...

The Mystery of the Sea Islands: Gullah Geechee Legacy

If you were tricked into slavery, how would you react? A famous legend in Georgia’s Golden Isles tells of a group of...

Jane Bolin: Breaker of Glass Ceilings

Jane Matilda Bolin, LL.B. was the first black woman to graduate from Yale Law School, the first to join the New York...

Is the RMS Queen Mary haunted?

For more than three decades, the RMS Queen Mary sailed the North Atlantic. During World War II, the ship worked to defeat...

Bass Reeves: Legendary Deputy Marshal of Oklahoma

We've profiled exceptional lawmen and women before, but as the first of several articles highlighting the contributions of African-Americans to our...

Desert Secrets: What’s Really Happening in Area 51?

Why all the secrecy around Area 51? It’s just desert airfield for flight tests and evaluation of cutting-edge aviation technology. Well, not...