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The Slave Who Stole A Confederate Ship And Sailed His Way to Freedom

Robert Smalls commandeered a ship, freed dozens of other slaves, and convinced President Lincoln to allow black men to serve in the Union Army.

By Joslin Joseph, We Are the Mighty

10 Essential Historical Nonfiction Books

Take your mind off the current world with riveting true accounts of history's most poignant moments.

By Kelsey McConnell

[CLOSED] Celebrate Black History Month with 4 Eye-Opening Books

Enter for a chance to win 4 books that dive into the moving and enlightening histories of black men and women.

By The Archive Staff

This Former Slave Became The First African American West Point Grad

Henry Flipper, born a slave, beat astonishing odds and overcame classmates' racism to become the first black graduate in 1877.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

Paul Robeson: Artist and Activist

The legendary performer carved a path of politics and persistence.

By Kelsey McConnell

Harriet Tubman: The Facts of an Extraordinary Life

The woman who helped hundreds of enslaved people find freedom.

By Kelsey McConnell

The Wild West's Toughest Lawman Was Born A Slave

Bass Reeves was the first black deputy marshal west of the Mississippi–and one of the most beloved.

By Blake Stilwell, We Are the Mighty

7 Facts About Black Women Who Shaped History

In celebration of Black Women's History Month, discover another side of iconic black women.

By Hezra Martinez

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