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Where Slavery Still Exists

Where Slavery Still Exists

by Carla Murphy on February 24 2014, 10:31AM

An around-the-world look.

Topics: Global Affairs, /NOW

Many Elite U.S. Colleges Have Deep Roots in Slavery

Many Elite U.S. Colleges Have Deep Roots in Slavery

by Von Diaz on October 31 2013, 10:51AM

Craig S. Wilder’s new book ‘Ebony & Ivy’ looks closely at the connections between the Atlantic slave trade and universities including Harvard, Brown, and Yale.

Topics: /NOW

This Scholar Created a Brilliant Interactive Map of Slave Rebellions Interactive

This Scholar Created a Brilliant Interactive Map of Slave Rebellions

by Jamilah King on October 30 2013, 8:18AM

Dr. Vincent Brown, a professor of African and African-American History at Harvard, has made study of the transatlantic slave trade accessible in a new way.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

'12 Years a Slave' In Cinematic Context

‘12 Years a Slave’ In Cinematic Context

by Dexter Gabriel on October 25 2013, 4:29PM

For a society still struggling some 150 years from Emancipation to negotiate a working discourse on slavery and race, ‘12 Years a Slave’ is a visual moment that forces a reexamination of our national past perhaps like no other major film in recent memory.

Topics: '12 Years a Slave', Arts & Culture, History

Movie-Goers Find Violence in '12 Years a Slave' Too Intense, Walk Out

Movie-Goers Find Violence in ‘12 Years a Slave’ Too Intense, Walk Out

by Jamilah King on September 10 2013, 3:29PM

For fans in Toronto, where the film is screening at the city’s annual film festival, the violence was too much to take.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ask a Slave: An (Actually Funny!) Web Series

Ask a Slave: An (Actually Funny!) Web Series

by Jamilah King on September 4 2013, 10:35AM

Take notes, Russell Simmons.

Topics: History, /NOW

10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won't Learn at 'Django'

10 Things You Should Know About Slavery and Won’t Learn at ‘Django’

by Imara Jones on January 9 2013, 10:02AM

Slavery as revenge fantasy is a far cry from the ugly truth: Slavery as the economic engine that created the inequitable world in which we still live.

Topics: 'Django', Economy, History

Hollywood's Slavery Films Tell Us More About the Present Than the Past

Hollywood’s Slavery Films Tell Us More About the Present Than the Past

by Dexter Gabriel on January 9 2013, 9:37AM

“Django Unchained” and “Lincoln” share a long history of Hollywood epics that feed our modern myths and expectations back to us, rather than genuinely explore our history.

Topics: 'Django', Arts & Culture, History

What Would Michele Bachmann Think of Your Family? [Reader Forum]

What Would Michele Bachmann Think of Your Family? [Reader Forum]

by Channing Kennedy on July 18 2011, 9:13AM

The GOP is pedaling away from a racially toxic family values pledge. Will this be the end of social conservative racebaiting (for this week)? Readers chime in.

Topics: Politics

Daughter of Slaves Not Recognized as World's Oldest Woman

Daughter of Slaves Not Recognized as World’s Oldest Woman

by Thoai Lu on March 29 2011, 11:45AM

Rebecca Lanier is 119 years old but, like most black Americans of her time, was never issued a birth certificate.

Topics: History

Mapping America's Brutal Past, and Humanity's Capacity for Revolt

Mapping America’s Brutal Past, and Humanity’s Capacity for Revolt

by Imara Jones on January 19 2011, 10:12AM

An 1860 census of the American South reveals much more than the region’s demography.

Topics: History

Ground Zero's Slave Graves

Ground Zero’s Slave Graves

by Jamilah King on August 27 2010, 3:38PM

The bones of some 20,000 African slaves are buried 25 feet below Lower Manhattan.

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Henry Louis Gates’ Dangerously Wrong Slave History

by Barbara Ransby on May 3 2010, 12:00PM

The celebrity academic’s New York Times editorial is not only a disservice to history, it comes at exactly the wrong time in our discourse on race.

Topics: History

Perversion of Justice: Citizens United, Corporate Power and Black Disenfranchisement

by Michelle Chen on January 25 2010, 5:56AM

Corporations are people, too. That was the logic behind the Supreme Court’s latest assault on the electoral process. Divined from a wildly creative reading of the law, the concept has been manipulated over the years to grant extraordinary powers…

Topics: Politics

In Health Debate, GOP Plays the Slavery Card—and Loses

by Michelle Chen on December 8 2009, 8:18AM

Conservatives on the Hill were shocked—shocked!—when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid compared conservatives’ obstructionism on health care reform to resistance, in an earlier era, to the abolition of that “peculiar institution.” “Outrageous!” cried Rush Limbaugh, following up with a…

Topics: Health, Politics

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