Henrietta Duterte's funeral home in Philadelphia, from which she smuggled enslaved persons to freedom through the Underground Railroad.
When the Underground Railroad was one of the few lifelines available to those fleeing slavery, undertaker Henrietta Duterte smuggled escapees* through Philadelphia in coffins. Kaitlyn Greenidge tells the story.
How Henrietta Duterte, America’s first female undertaker, helped an untold number of escaped slaves reach freedom in the most unlikely of ways.
There are black women not named Oprah running for office across the country. LUCIA MCBATH (FAR LEFT) AT THE WOMEN'S MARCH ON WASHINGTON, JANUARY 21, 2017. CREDIT: NOAM GALAI/WIREIMAGE
The African Union, a group representing the continent's countries, issued a blistering statement demanding that President Donald Trump retract and apologize for comments referring to African nations as "shitholes.