Harriet Tubman Day

On this day in 1913, American abolitionist and leading conductor in the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman died in Auburn, New York. An escaped slave herself, Tubman took great personal risks to lead at least 70 slaves out of the South to freedom – she never lost a passenger. Did you know? Aside from her work […]

University of Nebraska-Omaha: The Original 1619 Project – Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural

On March 30, 2022, the Constitutional Studies Forum at the University of Nebraska-Omaha hosted faculty partner Diana Schaub for a virtual presentation on Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address. Wednesday, March 30, 2022 • 3:30 PM CDT University of Nebraska-Omaha Click here to learn more and register >> Click here to watch on Youtube>>   Diana […]

Linfield University: Darius Wallace Performs Frederick Douglass

On April 11, 2022, the Frederick Douglass Forum on Law, Rights, and Justice at Linfield University will be hosting acclaimed stage actor Darius Wallace for his portrayal of Frederick Douglass. Mr. Wallace performs one man shows in which he plays Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King Jr., and many other important figures in black history. […]

Harriet Tubman Day

On this day in 1913, American abolitionist and leading conductor in the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman died in Auburn, New York. An escaped slave herself, Tubman took great personal risks to lead at least 70 slaves out of the South to freedom – she never lost a passenger. Did you know? Aside from her work […]

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day from the JMC! While many of us are enjoying a long weekend, let us not forget the purpose of this national holiday – remembering and honoring our military that have fallen while in service to our country. 🇺🇸🪦🇺🇸🪦🇺🇸 Memorial Day has origins in the aftermath of the Civil War – "Decoration Day" was […]

On August 6, 1848, Susie King Taylor, a nurse, educator, and author, and the first and only black woman to publish her recollections of the Civil War, was born in Liberty County, Georgia

On August 6, 1848, Susie King Taylor, a nurse, educator, and author, and the first and only black woman to publish her recollections of the Civil War, was born in Liberty County, Georgia. Taylor’s book, Reminiscences of My Life in Camp, vividly described her experiences teaching and nursing the 33rd U.S. Colored Infantry during the […]

Harriet Tubman Day

On this day in 1913, American abolitionist and leading conductor in the Underground Railroad Harriet Tubman died in Auburn, New York. An escaped slave herself, Tubman took great personal risks to lead at least 70 slaves out of the South to freedom – she never lost a passenger. Did you know? Aside from her work […]