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M.K. Sprinkle: Teaching the brutally inconvenient truth about slavery | COMMENTARY

The harsh, inconvenient truth about slavery is this: There were no innocents involved in the whole sorry business. According to Sheldon...

Muslims in America: A forgotten history | Arts and Culture

In the summer of 1863, newspapers in North Carolina announced the death of “a venerable African”, referred to, in a paternalistic manner, as...

Black Feminist in Public: Ahead of Juneteenth, Jennifer L. Morgan Reckons with Slavery

Black Feminist in Public is a series of conversations between creative Black women and Janell Hobson, a Ms. scholar whose work focuses on the...

Biden Signs Juneteenth Holiday Into Law

“Throughout history, Juneteenth has been known by many names: Jubilee Day, Freedom Day, Liberation Day, Emancipation Day, and today, a national holiday. ...

A Supreme Court Justice Who Moved From Defending Slavery to Championing Civil Rights

On March 19, 1906, in a horrific act of terror that had become all too common in the South, a white mob descended...

Telling Stories of Slavery, One Person at a Time

AMSTERDAM — An ornate tortoise shell box with a real gold nugget on its lid has long been on display in the Rijksmuseum....

How America Remembers— and Distorts — Its Slavery Past

HOW THE WORD IS PASSEDA Reckoning With the History of Slavery Across AmericaBy Clint SmithWhere are we, exactly, in the great American slavery...

Was the Constitutional Right to Bear Arms Designed to Protect Slavery?

Resistance to arming Blacks for military purposes continued. Only under the stress of combat did Gen. Andrew Jackson accept Black soldiers in the...

Jane Austen Museum to Address Ties to Slavery

Austen’s novels are about a narrow, upper class of British society and are set in picturesque villages, mostly cut off from the troubles...

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