slavery

With photos of Harriet Tubman being few and far between, when a rare new photo of her surfaced it was a huge deal. While most photos depict Tubman as an elderly woman, a newly unearthed picture shows a much younger Tubman and was quickly acquired by the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History […]

An investigation is underway within the Los Angeles Unified School District after a math homework assignment for second graders used slavery as its setting during Black History Month.

Yale University announced that John C. Calhoun College will be renamed after computer scientist Grace Murray Hopper.

A Black worker at Yale smashed a stained-glass window that depicted slaves picking cotton. He lost his job and faces a felony.

The Democratic candidate said Wednesday at an event in Philadelphia that he would issue the "necessary and overdue" apology about the horrific system.

The announcement comes after Scholastic attempted to defend "A Birthday Cake For George Washington."

The Freedman's Bank was established in 1865 to help foment wealth-building for nearly four million newly freed slaves. It closed in 1874.

In an ongoing effort to make changes within our criminal justice system, the Obama administration has launched a new initiative to help those who are…

Fifteen years before Amistad, there was the Antelope: a slave ship with 275 captives whose fates were argued before the U.S. Supreme Court not just…

When we talk about the United States becoming a global economic power, many discount the role slavery and free labor played in bolstering American capitalism. Author Edward E.…

Memorial Day has long been known as a holiday to celebrate and honor America’s soldiers. It’s also the holiday that officially kicks off summer, which…

During slavery, some slaves were given a day of rest while others were forced to continue work. In some parts of the country, slaves were…