Dr. Anna Arnold Hedgeman led a life devoted to education, politics and civil rights. Among her achievements – she was the only woman present at the organizing meetings for the historic 1963 March On Washington event.
Hedgeman was born July 5, 1899 in Marshalltown, Ia. and raised in Anoka, Minn. She enrolled in the state’s Hamline University and became its first Black student and graduate, earning a degree in English in 1922. While at the university, Hedgeman was inspired to become an educator after hearing famed civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois speak.
After teaching for a spell at Mississippi’s Rust...
Women’s History Month is winding down but the stars of Underground are still celebrating it. On the show this season, actress Aisha Hinds plays Harriet Tubman, the iconic woman who brought hundreds of slaves to freedom. Aisha talked about playing the role and other cast members share their favorite women of history. Check it out below!
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Celebrating International Women's Day In Photos
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